Growing up in Chicago, I was fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best Theater in North America—Shakespeare Repertory Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company—to name a few. So imagine my surprise when I went to Edison Theatre’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird last Friday night.
At first I though I was just attending to humor a friend, (who happens to play the lead, and is also the Publisher of this very same newspaper). But not 5 minutes into the play, I was so enthralled I forgot where I was, which to me is one of the purposes of Theatre.
I found myself engrossed in the plot, and transported back in time. A time filled with much racial divisions & angst. The genre and performances are not what I had expected from a small-town Theatre.
Everyone I have spoken to has had nothing but wonderful things to say about the performance, subject matter & well-thought out stage direction. Kudos to Edison Theatre and Director Shira Dubrovner for tackling a touchy subject. And doing it so well.
I also recommend everyone see this play before it ends, especially your mature children.
The book, which emphasizes tolerance and decries prejudice, is widely taught in our schools for a reason.
Juli Ann Sprunger
PS: There is racially derogatory behavior, messages and language used, as was common back in the segregated South in 1935. It is intended to make one uncomfortable & cringe upon hearing. Be sure to speak to your children about this prior to them attending.
Editor’s addendum: Appropriately humored … I hear you do wonderful graphic design work.
His fingers did some walking …
The following letter was addressed to Mammoth’s Town Council members and forwarded for publication.
Dear Council Members:
May I suggest or put forth the following:
In researching my TBID appeal and going through the Yellow pages I came across two things.
1. There are a number of businesses advertising in the yellow pages that upon further research do not have a business license for the town of Mammoth Lakes but yet their physical address is within the Town Limits. I would suggest someone take the time to use that as a reference check against who is on record for a business license in the town of Mammoth Lakes.
2. More important, I came across the fact that there are many businesses based in Bishop that are doing business in Mammoth on a regular basis. Most of them do not have a business license for Mammoth Lakes. If you think about it – they are collecting tax which goes to Inyo County which we (Mammoth Lakes) does not get any portion of (that I know of).
3. As far as being able to charge a business license for companies that reside outside of Mammoth Lakes – I would reference that attached document from Santa Ana (Southern California) and there are a number of other towns down South which have similar rules and regulations in regards to Business License. I could not find on the Mammoth Lakes website anything similar to this or that covers this issue.
Maybe you have already discussed this in the past – I put forth this idea not only as a way to generate revenue for the town of Mammoth Lakes but also in doing so you create an even playing field for the businesses which reside in Mammoth and contribute to the town.
Oaktree Furniture Store
MHS Seniors give thanks
The Mammoth High School Senior Class of 2014 would like to thank everyone who came to senior dinners, Shogun owners (Robbie/Roxanne Tani and Alvin Tani), Shogun staff (Tommy, Kelly, Norm, Mel, Nick, GMac, kitchen staff) and all community members who supported our class. It was an incredibly successful event this year. It is always great to see all of our friends and family out their supporting our senior class! Thank you also for your patience. It was a very successful event for us that will help us reach our fundraising goals of funding for our senior trip and graduation expenses.
Along with the MHS Boosters, we’d like to thank the following businesses for raffle donations: Booky Joint, Java Joint/Hot Chicks, Vons, Stellar Brew, Alpine Garage, Wave Rave, Good Life, Snowcreek, Kelly Berger, Vern Clevenger, Café 203, MMSA, Giovanni’s, P3, Mammoth Outdoor Sports, Tonik and Gomez’s.
MHS Senior Class president