Thursday, August 2, 2012

Make It Special

Last weekend my wife and I attended an excellent production of “Lombardi” at the Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave.

Greg Johnston had the role of the legendary National Football League coach and Donna Freeburn played his wife, Marie. They were superb as were the supporting-cast members. We thought it was one of the best plays we’ve seen at KRT, and we’ve attended quite a few in the past 15 years or so.

The performance, which ended July 29, had been extended an extra week because of popular demand. We saw the Saturday matinee, which didn’t attract a large audience. In fact, I counted only 14 people in the audience. I hope there were more folks in attendance for the evening performance and Sunday’s finale.

What impressed me, and the reason for this post, was the professionalism of the actors. They performed with so much verve that you would have thought it was before a packed house. They made it a special experience for this theater-goer.

As this blog is generally about writing, I think it’s important for writers to give their readers their best effort regardless of the size of the reading audience. Make it a special experience for the reader.

Until the next time…

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