TAGGED WITH THEATER CRITICISM

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The Los Angeles Theater Critic Tweet Challenge

You know, I don’t mind admitting when I’m wrong. Seriously. It’s a getting older thing, the acceptance. Actually I’m sometimes relieved when I’m wrong. When you’re right as often as I am it’s like a min-vacation when you’re wrong. Ba-dum-boom.But seriously. Critic Tweets. Used to hate ’em. Now I see their genius. Boom.<img src=“https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/995380_10153504935547108_862366959046260357_n.png?oh=96bcd5f86a3192aee0aa02a341ed088c&oe=5787A424” alt="" w...
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Rohrer Joins Faculty at Trump University

I’ve had to keep this under wraps, but today I can announce that I have accepted a full-time teaching position and will no longer be critiquing theater. Tony, Colin, I’m sorry you had to find out like this, but my new boss is adamant that nobody know anything before he does, and I got the word this morning.I’m leaving Los Angeles for Atlantic City, New Jersey, to teach dialectics, logic and critical analysis at the new Trump University, no long...
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8 Selling Points You Might Want to Rethink

“way better than the first one”“way better than the second one”“franchise”“CGI has come a long way”“Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu”“one-woman show”“90 minutes no intermission”&ldquo...
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Panegyric

Giving offense can get you knocked down. So can bad timing. So can not having enough friends. So can costing your friends money. There are lots of ways to find yourself on your ass in the middle of the street. My friend Colin Mitchell is out of a job because he said the wrong thing. That’s how it goes when your job is to sell people what you think. Sometimes they don’t buy it.I come to bury Colin, not to praise him....
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On the Fringe with George

To his friend Brian Aherne, the depressive cad actor George Sanders wrote: December 31st, 1937...
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"Who Is It That Can Tell Me Who I Am?"

A society can’t claim perfection until it kills its critics. That is how it knows when to make the announcement.Ask Stalin. Ask Mao. Ask the Americans who assault people at rallies and call for mass deportations – they’re only a little ahead of themselves. Be grateful that they let us see them coming. Act on the knowledge.Critics – bitches, malcontents, squeaky wheels; the people who tell yo...
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In Extremis

When I was young, every night after my swing shift I rode down to the Staten Island Ferry. I’d float home at midnight, or 5, because I would get off the train and close bars on the way. I was usually drunk. Any potential I had I was throwing away. This was my primary knowledge of self. I spent all my time alone or having sex with strangers which is the same thing.One midnight I sat on the deck staring toward the Narrows. The harbor, on the dark wate...
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Oeuvre Total Part 6: Billy Wilder, Giant Killer

 - cowboys - In an election year you hear a lot of history. A recent statement that the White House was built by slaves was rebutted with the astonishing assertion that those slaves were fed and housed. This kind of dialogue marks the periodic ebbs in our national discourse....