I realized I prefer dramas to extravaganzas, so went to see this Alan Rickman play yesterday (at least he starred in it).
This play takes place in an Upper West Side (of Manhattan) apartment - four students and an established writer supposedly hold a writing seminar one day a week (for 10 weeks @ $5000 per student).
My first reaction is that the author of the play never worked as a writing teacher - or at least not like one I would've been. Maybe I am too picky, but just telling students if the work is good or not... and not giving any ways to improve it... just doesn't seem like teaching (even if it's just for dramatic effect).
The play was good, but I felt there were ways it could've been improved. And the audience... you'd think they'd never heard a 4-letter curse word in public before... so much laughing every time s*** or f*** was said. It was hard to hear the subsequent lines!!
Glad that I work a few days a month to get to go to the theater... for sure!