- A steady stream of Tony Award winning artists coming to town in national tours of Broadway shows playing in the grande dame houses in the Theater District. . .
- To the A.R.T., that seems to be spawning Broadway-bound hits more often that salmon swim upstream to deposit their fertilized eggs . . .
- To the Equity houses like the Huntington, the Lyric Stage, Stoneham, New Repertory, Actors' Shakespeare, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Central Square Theater, et al. . . .
- To the smaller theater companies - professional, fringe, semi-professional troupes laboring in small black box spaces or full proscenium stages . . .
- to the Main Stage and student productions at our amazing assortment of universities, colleges, conservatories and institutes that are training the next generation of creative talent.
Despite the few quibbles I have shared regarding the writing and some of the technical challenges, the whole is much greater than the sum of its parts. The play - and this particular production of the play - is, at the end, a life-affirming anthem to not giving up on dreams or relationships. At one point in the evening's activities, audience members were clapping along with the cast. It is live theater with all of its glories and challenges. This show is worth seeing and feeling and experiencing. I left the theater humming "I Feel So Much Spring"!