Today marks the end of the run for The Killer Angels here at Wayside Theatre. It has been an exciting and challenging one. While we haven't performed to the numbers we would have liked (gas prices and some really stupidly written reviews contributed to that) the folks who have seen the show have been truly appreciative and vocal about their thoughts.
My favorite recollection of a conversation happened last weekend. We had a group, The West Point Society of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, in attendance. All former West Pointers and mostly retired. During intermission one of the gentelmen approached me and said he was really moved by the show. He said he had spent the entire first act sitting between two former classmates and brother officers and when the act broke, they all had the same thought. How difficult it would be to contemplate making war against each other.
It's comments like that that keep me in this crazy business.
As we move on to murder mystery land with Sleuth I want to extend a hearty thank you to Carl, Paul, Eric, Larry, Jim, Jamie, Peter, David and Devon. Nine wonderful actors and men who fought the battle six times a week. I'd take any of them to war with me, anytime.