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LETTERS: Arts criticisms unwarranted

Editor:

Re: Supporting cast stands out, June 12 theatre review.

I write in reference to Alex Browne’s review of Barefoot in the Park.

To begin, I am not too sure why Peace Arch News continues to employ this man to provide arts and entertainment news. For some absurd reason, he seems to think he is reviewing Broadway theatre productions for the New York Times or Village Voice, instead of writing for a small-town newspaper and supporting the local arts group.

He does not seem to care that the people who put on these shows are unpaid volunteers who give their time and talents to the community. They don’t deserve to be criticized in such a demoralizing manner.

My wife and I attended this play on June 5. We, along with the other members of the audience, were thoroughly entertained. All of the actors were of a very high calibre for community-theatre players.

I have attended a number of plays – both professional and amateur – over the years and I don’t remember when I laughed out loud as much I did while watching this particular play.

Gary M. May, White Rock

 

 

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