Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shrinking Society

It is no secret that economic and social changes are driving us to a harder more cynical place. Here we have another landmark; the Pasadena Playhouse closing its doors.
PASADENA - Faced with mounting bills and more than $1.5 million in debt, the Pasadena Playhouse will close its doors Feb. 7.

The playhouse, which was founded in 1917, will close after the final performance of its current production, "Camelot."

Maybe we can convert it to a prison.

8 comments:

Sweet Cashback said...

FIRST, as always!

It's all good

bohica said...

Tavern on the Green is being auctioned as I write.
It's not just the nail salons and restaurants that are biting the dust this time.
Historically, entertainment fared better in tough economic times.

Rob Dawg said...

Absolutely. Tavern on the Green was once great and aged into a cultural icon. What's next Tanglewood? Jacob's Pillow? Even the Hollywood Bowl is sometimes under-attended these days.

NoobGoldberg said...

Long-time fan, first time poster.

Dawg, I would want you to be the father of my children, if I wasn't, indeed, already the father of my children.

NoobGoldberg said...

More on-topic, I'm curious if the Guenevere stake scene in the last performance may end up getting a little out of control. Is it arson if you intentionally set a fire for the purposes of theatre, and it simply gets out of control?

Rob Dawg said...

Thanks noob. Welcome. I take it the fatherhood comment comes from my vacation stories?

I like your "theatrical lightning" suggestion.

Agantx said...

Pasadena Playhouse is a great example and warning what out of control debt can do. No one is immune to its effects. This includes all of us, largest corporations and even the US federal government. All of this means that if the US government won't fix its huge debt situation that is already in the many trillions of dollars very soon, I'm afraid it will go bankrupt sooner or later because of huge and growing interest payments. If this will happen, there will be great shock waves in the financial world that will hurt us all.

PS: I posted my New Year resolutions on my blog...

NoobGoldberg said...

The Fatherhood comment was simply related to the long-time appreciation I've held for you. One of the biggest fatherhood lessons I've learnt from you is to build a decent getaway for an escape from the chaos and to maintain my sanity. :)