Writer must rethink his negative reviews

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI would like to take exception to Matthew G. Moross’ Dec. 8 theatre review of “See How They Run” by Philip King. He used up 60 square inches of valuable newspaper space to simply tell us how difficult it was going to be for him to go back stage after the play and tell the actors they did a good job, when in his mind the play was a dud. Oh, woe is me. It was all about him. There was not one word about the play, about the plot or the setting or about the actors themselves.By changing the name of the play and the playwright, he can simply use this review for the next play he doesn’t like. Mr. Moross needs to put on a new pair of glasses and “see” the play through the eyes of the viewing audience, mostly senior citizens, who are there to be entertained. From the audience reaction on Friday night, they surely were. He also needs to consider that totally unnecessary scathing reviews like this can ruin the reputation of a well-respected theater.Shame on him for writing the review and shame on The Gazette editors for publishing it.Roland JacobsonMary Ann JacobsonBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img

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