Theatre Bay Area Chatterbox

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Drinking the Night Away - A Cautionary Tale

So, I'm sitting in the Geary last night, watching the first half of At Home at the Zoo, and I keep getting these random whiffs of scotch in my nose. Very confusing--I wondered if someone around me was simply at the performance so much against their will that they had to get drunk first, or what. But it turns out the explanation was much more mundane: there was guy with a full-on two inches of scotch in a glass two seats down, sipping it nice as you please.

It made me wonder, in this era of trying to break down barriers to attendance (things like allowing people to bring drinks into the theatre) how do we identify and deal with the unintended consequences? Not that the guy was belligerent or unpleasant in any way--not even that he spilled or broke his glass or whatever. Simply that snorting scotch in the theatre wasn't something I'd envisioned with my Albee, and it took me just slightly out of the experience every time I caught the smell. As a marketer, this unintended consequence gave me pause--I'm a big proponent of things like drinks in the theatre, texting during shows--anything that is, generally speaking, a relatively minor change to theatre etiquette--but how fascinating when a "minor change" so directly and unexpectedly affects others.

Labels: , ,

8 Comments:

At August 2, 2016 at 3:31 AM , Blogger Luis Jackson said...

I think I actually understand the concepts you are trying to convey.Thank you.
Thesis writing service

 
At January 8, 2017 at 8:13 PM , Blogger MSM said...

Here you like to write the some side effects of Drinking which is not good for our health. But to acknowledge it people don't away from it. In this post we have a lesson to be learn and we should act upon it to have a happy life. Actually, A site www.8b3nv1.com have a lot of learning content for us. We should read articles from this website.

 
At February 3, 2017 at 11:38 PM , Blogger 阿童木 said...

UN-320 core and large fire enamel dial is replica watches contained in the 40 mm stainless steel case, a leather watch strap replica watches collocation. The streamline design is simple and generous, hour and minute hands lined with classic Rome digital time scale, the 6 o'clock position is small seconds and circular calendar swiss replica watches window display. The wearer can easily adjust the date forward and back, is a major achievement of mechanical watches.

 
At July 1, 2017 at 2:31 PM , Blogger Mary J Tran said...

A cautionary tale is a tale told in folklore, to warn its hearer of a danger. There are three essential parts of law dissertation to a cautionary tale, though they can be introduced in a large variety of ways.

 
At July 18, 2017 at 1:27 AM , Blogger Robert F. Crocker said...

I love the way you write and share your niche! Very interesting and different! Keep it coming!
Recommended Site

 
At July 19, 2017 at 12:06 AM , Blogger Richard C. Lambert said...

There's no doubt i would fully rate it after i read what is the idea about this article. You did a nice job..
here

 
At July 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM , Blogger قمم التميز said...

شركة عزل اسطح
شركة عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
خدمات عزل الاسطح من الخدمات التى فى حاجة الية فى المكان فاذا اراد ان تقوم باعمال العزل لاى اسطح فى المصانع – المنازل – الفلل ... وغيرها وتبحث عن افضل الخدمات التى تساعد فى الوصول الى افضل ما تتمنى ان ترى علية النتائج فعليك ان تتعاون مع شركة قمم التميز التى تحقق اعلى مستوى من العزل بالاعتماد على افضل المواد المخصصة فى القيام باعمال العزل والتى استطاعت ان تتاكد ان اعمال العزل التى تتم بالخيش المقطرن والسيلتون من افضل الخدمات المثالية المميزة التى تحقق اعلى مستوى من العزل دون ان يؤدى الى ظهور اى عيب فى اعمال العزل . شركة عزل فوم بالمدينة المنورة
لا تكتفى شركة قمم التميز بالقيام باعمال العزل فى منطقة معينة بل تسعى الى الوصول الى اى مكان فى شرق الرياض – جنوب الرياض – غرب الرياض – وسط الرياض من اجل ان تحقق خدمات العزل لجميع عملاء الشركة الكرام .
كشف تسربات المياه
كشف تسربات المياه بالمدينة المنورة
تسربات المياه مشكلة تؤدى الى التعرض الى عدد من المشكلات الاخرى ، فالاهمال فى تسربات المياه يؤدى الى التعرض الى الكثير من المشكلات التى نحن فى غنى عنة فاذا تعرض الى التسربات وتعرضت الى ظهور عدد من المشكلات الاخرى مثل سقوط الدهانات والتعرض الى مشاكل الرطوبة فعليك ان تتواصل وتتعاقد مع شركة قمم التميز المخصصه فى اعمال الكشف عن تسربات المياه والتى تحقق افضل ما تتمنى ان ترى علية المكان من خلال القيام بالاتى :- شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
1- الاهتمام باحدث الاجهزة المخصصة فى اعمال الكشف وبالاضافة الى التعرف على اساليب الكشف التى تتلائم مع مكان التسرب .
2- الاعتماد على العمالة المدربة الكاملة التى تحقق افضل مستوى من النتائج من خدمات التنظيف والكشف والاصلاح والتى تحقق افضل ما تتمنى ان ترى علية المكان .
3- الاهتمام بخدمات التنظيف بعد ان تتم اعمال الاصلاح .
شركة عزل اسطح بالمدينة المنورة

 
At August 8, 2017 at 12:14 PM , Blogger Hicks Rebecca said...

I don't know who you are. Don't even know your name I wish we could talk but I don't have a number to call. So hold your hand up if you hear me, I've been searching but all that I found Is everywhere that I go, is standing alone in the crowd Maybe you're right here in front of me Am I looking too hard, it's hard to see Oh, give me a sign; I'm starting to wonder if you've lost your way I've been right here waiting patiently, Your lane should be right here next to me I need you tonight, think of you all of the time. thank you
super smash flash 2
bloons tower defense 5

 

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home