Thirty fruitful years is long enough that the Burns Park Players have given birth to a second generation of performers even more talented and willing to carry forward its traditions. One behind-the-scenes tradition is the epic, adrenaline-fueled after-show cast party--though many insist they're far tamer than they once were. (One party in the 1990s was raided by police, and a group of frat boys once skulked into another.) I'm well positioned to judge the truth of this complaint, and I'm looking forward to a full-participation investigation--bum knee be damned.
[Originally published in February, 2013.]
Mention must be made of Mark Tucker's fantastic set work throughout the years, and of the years of guidance and vision from former producer Susan Hurwitz. So many talented and hardworking folks go into the cultural institution that is the Players. Bravo!