On, Nov. 5 at the Playhouse Theatre on campus, the American Shakespeare Center, a regional theater company from Staunton, Va., put on a terrific production of “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The Playhouse was packed, mostly with students who seemed to thoroughly enjoy the play, as I did. Notable was the wonderful language, devoid of the nasty and foul language that has to be apologized for in productions presented by the Penn State School of Theatre this season.
This is the first season in 40 years that my husband and I have not purchased season tickets for plays.
The selection seemed grim and, in some cases, nearly obscene, which we can get from the daily news broadcasts.
What has happened to classic theater? It would bring back a whole generation of theatergoers.
Susan F. Smith