Monthly Archives: July 2015

Grant Evan Knutson – Fresno may not have AS MUCH as SOME cities, but what Fresno does, it usually does very, very well.

In the past few months, I’ve experienced several incidents of the “Fresno Apology Moment.” It’s that moment when you’re out of town, you mention you’re from Fresno, and people give you their sympathy. Nothing pisses off an Angeleno more than when you refuse to accept their sympathy, believe me! As often as not, though, the anti-Fresno vibe […]

A Rant About Cell Phones in the Theater – but also about performing and connecting and personal weakness. . . Yeah. It’s one of those.

My friend Charles (and now my friend Jen) shared this post on my Facebook about Patti LuPone confiscating an obsessive texter’s cell phone during a show. I was reading another ditty yesterday about how actors are getting angrier at their audiences. The cell phones, texting, talking, noisy eating, and lack of respect for space has become […]

Just a Moment: Into the Woods at StageWorks Fresno

 The moment, intensely brief though it was, pounded my heart into my throat for its raw power and desperation. In Act II, when the Witch is giving her mightiest effort to convince the others to give up Jack to the Giant, she becomes so frustrated with their lack of decisiveness that she shouts, with a […]