Prepare Yourself for the Bitter Lemons Review
On the eve of opening night for previews at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Bitter Lemons has over 30 exclusive Bitter Lemons Reviews ordered and purchased – that’s right pre-purchased – and those top quality works of theater criticism will be rolling out over the next couple of weeks. You’ll be able to see them all in our Bitter Lemons Reviews section here.
We offered a deeply discounted 50% off our regular price of $150 just because we love the Fringe community so much and understand how important it is for them to get quality coverage from a truly experienced, savvy, historian of the ephemeral arts, plus we saw this as the perfect opportunity to introduce the Los Angeles Theater Community to our new business model for theater criticism. You can read all about what we’re calling the Bitter Lemons Imperative here.
But mostly, I personally am very excited to see what happens, what is forged by this collision of commerce and art and opinion. To see how these talented writers respond to the opportunity, finally freed from the fetters of theater criticism as a “hobby” or simply a “calling” and allowed the true liberty of approaching these shows as the professionals they already are, free to ply their craft and add their valuable service to the process of making and performing theater. It is a truly thrilling time.
And we also must offer a tremendous thanks to all the brave and audacious artists out there who are also participating in this experiment and putting their money where their art is. By the way, for all you snoozers-but-perhaps-not-yet losers, there is still time to get your oder in, it can be done here.
Some of you will more than likely get a less-than-positive critique. I suppose it’s possible that every show we see will be outstanding, but the reality is, probably not. It’s a very ballsy thing to roll the dice and perhaps be paying for something that might show negatively upon your own artistic work. I’ve encouraged our critics to be free, be curious, be positive, be themselves, and hold themselves to the same standards they will be affording the work they see. I encourage all of you to embrace this process in the same vein.
Ultimately, it’s just one person’s opinion of your work. It’s just that we feel these 12 individuals are the cream of the crop when it comes to expressing their opinions about theater. These are true lovers of theater, they want your show to succeed, they want to be entertained, they want to be giddy after seeing your show, they want to rush home and write about it and tell the LemonHeadNation about it. They need you as much as you need them.
So stay tuned, LemonHeads, the Bitter Lemons Reviews are on the way.
It’s gonna be another roller coaster rodeo of epic proportions. Like a diamond miner in the dark we’re gonna be out there cracking our pick axes against the dark and dusty walls and see what’s on the other side. Gems are a-waiting to be found.
I’ll see you in the mine