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April 07, 2009


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One thing is for sure in this whole ATC/ABT story - I don't think we'll ever really know the whole story. None of us were there. Plus - let's face it - we theatre folk are ARTISTS, and we are supremely emotionally attached to the work we do - no matter if we are on the stage or in the booth. So, how one person recalls a situation (no matter which side they're on),will be different from how another recalls the situation, especially if they are emotionally involved (as all these people are). I really feel that beyond the reporting of the siuation, we all need to take everyone's comments with a HUGE grain of salt.
Not at all saying anyone is lying/fabricating/stretching truths. Perception is always different when you are emotionally involved.


Despite being one of the initial commenters, I'll admit to being distressed by the increasingly acrimonious tone of the comments about the ATC situation over at the Trib. There's a difference between being firm or severe, and just plain being nasty. In stepping away from civil discourse, both sides are weakening their arguments.

Kerry Reid

Thanks, Kris. Deanna Isaacs' story on this for the Reader is here: http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/thebusiness/090409/

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