Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Every silver lining (should) have a cloud

Jerry's post about the Roanoke Times' theater critic reminded me of the last time I saw "Grease." (At Wolfhart Theater in Wytheville, Jerry, whose productions arer usually enjoyable.) In that version, the "good girl" not only wound up a happy slutty tramp, but the leader of the "bad" girls "liberated" herself from her out-of-wedlock pregnancy by -- you guessed it -- having an abortion. It served as a joyous moment for the whole cast to break out in song!

Of course, Beth might have prefered she die from a back-alley job. For gravitas. Or drama. Or something.