Learned a card trick, which I inflicted on several people at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, including Associate Producer Claudia Alick.
Also spent some time evesdropping on audience members. Here's some of what I overheard:
"They do have an intermission where we can leave, right?"
"Where do you want to sit?"
"Doesn't matter. I can nap anywhere."
"Iago's the bad guy."
"Did you read the synopsis? Does it sound depressing and horrible?"
And my favorite...
(Man on cell phone in bathroom): "No, I'm not in the theater exactly. I'm...well...taking a leak."
To be fair, there's always a lot of intelligent, insightful discussion of the plays going on at Ashland. But none of it is nearly as fun to jot down as this stuff.
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