I’m looking forward to seeing The Pillowman this Friday night at Studio, and while I had by no means forgotten that my season tix were for that night I certainly appreciate the helpfulness of Studio sending out a message reminding me. “Dear Patron, This is your courtesy reminder that on Friday, March 23, 2007 at 8:00pm you are scheduled to attend: THE PILLOWMAN.”
A nice little feature, but as I am quickly skimming down the mail I see this next-to-last paragraph.
Please Be Advised that this production of THE PILLOWMAN contains the use of strobe lighting, haze effects and smoking of non tobacco products on stage.
Uh…. huh? Not that I actually think you’re going to spark a doob, dude, but what the hell does that mean? Is this a content warning a la “sexual situations and simulated drug use” or that there’s going to be a smoke machine running? Fake tobacco? Juggling of flaming torches? Self-immolating buddhist monk?
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