NOW IS THE LION IN WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT
The changes in the theatrical landscape has made it more difficult to produce plays.
As stated previously, since March 2020, COVID and it's variants have played havoc with the entire world.
Tourism is still low, many shops & businesses are shuttered , and now new outbreaks of COVID variants are breaking out.
That said, we have survived other outbreaks. This one may take longer due to those who refuse to accept scientific facts for whatever reason.
We shall, however, get past this. Businesses will return, tourism will return, and theatre will return to equal strength that it had prior.
We have seen how much people need storytelling. When unable to leave, they went to the internet and streaming.
In Ukraine, even under the most horrendous conditions,
people sang. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mPTq54uKMk
The ballet returned.https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lviv-national-opera-first-full-performance-intl-cmd/index.html
Music echoed . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=200gsMIjmpg
Theatre was still produced. https://www.facebook.com/ProEnglishTheatre/videos/1860645630797935
Artists are creating , reflecting the world they are experiencing and what they want. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/23/the-artists-of-ukraine-find-their-voice-in-a-cry-of-resistance
Art stirs the soul and when things get dark we need it as much, if not more , as when things are going well.
Let us look forward to a certain return to normalcy .
Kevin G Shinnick