This weekend serves as a poignant reminder of the tragedy of abundance.
There are too many cool music events, festivals, art openings to hit them all up. This is true most weekends, but this weekend in particular features an abundance of theater. Our theater scene, all of the sudden, is thriving!
This weekend, count 'em:
Broadway Bound at the Fine Arts Center
Our Town at Theatreworks
The Arte of War presented by Theatre 'd Art
Ten Minutes Max at the Manitou Art Theatre
Face The City at Venue 515
and the newly resurrected Star Bar Players are performing The Weir in a warehouse space.
Plus, in two weeks, the new theatre troupe, Springs Ensemble Theatre will launch with a fundraiser.
Whilst perusing the blogs this morning, I stumbled upon this blog about audience development in the theatre. As our theatre community grows (and I, for one, believe a population of almost half a million can support a lively and diverse theater scene), we might do well to heed the advice of our peers in the industry. Make sure you read the comments at this blog.