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Twelve actors bring classical theater to America in The Acting Company’s 37th season. A classical touring ensemble founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley, The Acting Company originated with select individuals from the first graduating class of Julliard’s drama division. Kevin Kline recalls Houseman declaring, “We couldn’t just let them go out and do garbage.” The actors spend seven months on a cramped bus, lose one of their leading men, play 71 roles, and learn to work in spaces that won’t hold their set, all while reconnecting with their passion for performing, receiving praise from the New York Times, and teaching students a new way to look at Shakespeare. Through conversations with Acting Company alums Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson and Harriet Harris we come to learn that, with the exception of Xbox and Wi-Fi on the bus, not much has changed – and that is just as it should be.Still on the Road, Sara Wolkowitz, dir. [Q&A to follow screening]
Thanks to a radical shift in thinking among independents and Democrats during the past year, for the first time in Gallup Poll tracking a clear majority of Americans now approves of gay marriage.
A new Gallup Poll released this morning finds that this month 53% of Americans say same-sex marriage should be recognized in law as equally valid with traditional male-female marriages.It's always great to see the populace ahead of its leaders; but with the Strom Thurmonds of equal marriage rights John McCain and Rick Santorum still going strong, we'll probably get federal recognition for same-sex marriage in about thirty years. After all, we found out about Thurmond's mixed-race shame-child a few decades late. How long before we discover Messrs. S & M's secret rentboys?
Support for gay marriage is higher among Catholics than Protestants, among the unmarried and among those who attend church less frequently.Seriously, Catholics: is there anything your leaders say that that you actually follow? Or is the built-in guilt like an invitation to flout church doctrine? Not that there's anything wrong with that...