Playbill Poll: Readers Sound Off on Theatre Etiquette
08 Dec 2013
Crinkly Candy Wrappers and Eating During the Performance:
Jeffery Wines: OMG!! Candy wrappers! Ron Hallsten: The person sitting next to me who brought in a pastrami sandwich from a deli. Valerie Roberts: The sound of cellophane crinkling in someone's hands as they open their bags of candy is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me! Richard Buman: Candy wrappers. Specifically, the people who seem to think if they open the wrapper v-e-r-y-s-l-o-w-l-y, it will somehow go completely unnoticed.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.