You-review-it Monday

September 16, 2012
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Alas, there was no Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra concert to enjoy this weekend. But there was the "Quest for the West" show at the Eiteljorg, NoExit's "Closer" at the Service Center, and Indy Jazz Fest at Opti Park, all of which I managed to catch (although I did fall asleep twenty minutes into the season opener for "Saturday Night Live").

What about you? What did you hear, see or do this weekend? Perhaps you saw "Chicago," "Gypsy," or "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde." My thoughts are here. Why don't you share yours? 

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  • NoExit's "Closer" at Service Center
    I caught opening night of the NoExit's latest offering of Patrick Marber's play "Closer" at Service Center on Thursday. Having not seen the play or movie adaptation before, I was struck by the irony that the interactions among the four characters were akin to the Sartre play that bears the Indy theater troupe's name. The intense flirtations, rejections, and attractions of the characters make acting this play a challenge, doubled with the duty of three characters speaking in a British accent. I was impressed with the actors' abilities to navigate these challenges successfully. I was also struck by Tommy Lewey's direction that deftly interwove separate interactions of characters within the same scene. I found the internet chat scene particularly creative in its staging. This is the third production I've seen from NoExit, and I continue to be impressed by what this company brings to the stage. That's coming from a writer. I'm interested to hear what you thought, Lou.

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  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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