Ashley Cowan, Charles Lewis III, Choose Your Own Adventure, gossip, kissing scenes, on-set romance, San Francisco Theater Pub, San Francisco TheaterPub, SF Theater Pub, showmance, theatre policy, theatre superstition, theatre widow, William Leschber
An article about the tricky business of cast members dating one another (aka “showmances”); the complications that arise and the affect they have on a production.
Charles Lewis III returns to get romantic.
“I want you to lie to me just as sweetly as you know how for the rest of my life.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Offshore Pirate”, The Saturday Evening Post (29 May 1920)
I have no problem saying “MacBeth” in a theatre. I never have. I’ve done it in nearly every theatre I’ve performed. It’s just a name, and there’s no sense in fearing a name. It’s also the title of a play and I’ll be damned if I’m scared to say the title of a play – in a theatre, no less! But where I lack a sense of terror of the spoken word, I try to make up for it in a certain level of social grace. Though I have no problem saying it, I recognise that others feel differently. And given that those people are my collaborators, and…
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