At Neil Simon Festival, A Contest Entry Fee That’s No Laughing Matter

If one looks around the website of The Neil Simon Festival, a yearly theatre event held in Cedar City, Utah, there’s a list of donors to the company. On that list are seven entries at the $100+ level. But the list is perhaps some 30 short, because that’s the approximate number of unlisted individuals who […]

Teaching Students & Audiences About Swastikas, The SS and “The Sound of Music”

If you see a stage production of The Sound of Music, here are some words you won’t hear: Nazi. Hitler. Here are some words you will hear in the stage version: Gauleiter. Anschluss. Third Reich. Regardless of whether you see The Sound of Music on stage or watch the perennially popular 1965 movie, here’s another word you […]