Friday, November 11, 2005


I was reminded tonight of one of my favorite radio pieces of all time: This American Life's Fiasco. The first story is about a local production of Peter Pan and how it just, well, became an utter fiasco. It aired eight years ago and I have never forgotten it. If you have ever been in a play or done theater of any kind, this story is for you. If you have attended any amatuer productions or junior high school band shows, this story is for you. If you love disasters of all kinds, this story is for you. If you have twenty minutes to kill, this story is for you. Tell me how you like it.


La Yen said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

Thanks for reminding me why I will suffer through 300 pledge drives a year.

"They just don't make hooks like they used to..."

AzĂșcar said...

It's also an interesting story purely from a production point of view. This is from This American Life's first year, and it's fun to hear how they've grown.

"On second thought, maybe I can swim out."

La Yen said...

I just love to hear them laugh. They can't even get through it.

Geo said...

Hi, Carina! I remember you and your tart. Thanks for the
note on my blog--the invitation still stands for knit nights, which are now on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays (there's one tonight) at 7:00. You're always welcome. Emily was coming for a while, but has sadly decided to
bow out due to being highly allergic to one of the other knitters who keeps sheep and goats and cats and cats and . . . get it? *sigh* Anyway, if you need my address again, get it from Emily. That keeps me stalker-proof.
Come on over if you ever find yourself wanting to fill an occasional Wednesday evening with soup and nice people.

P.S. Can't seem to scare up Fiasco (haven't learned how to use GoLive yet), but I love TAL.