Monday, October 27, 2008
A musical just closed at the Illusion Theater about sex and cocaine abuse. A half hour into a show, an elderly gentleman exited the theater with a six year old girl and demanded to know where it said that this show contained adult themes. First of all, this show opens with a guy snorting cocaine at a funeral. The amount these two were exposed to before walking out is staggering. Then he asks where it says the show contains adult themes. I directed him to a postcard for the show, where it said that this show did indeed contain adult themes. That wasn't good enough for him. He wanted to know where in the program it had that warning. I pointed out the plot synopsis contained numerous references to sex and drugs. It ended with him telling me that he wasn't angry and took the little girl back into the theater to see the rest of the show.