Friday, October 29, 2010

Would Someone Please Send Them A Pair of Tongs?

"Stamp collecting conjures images of aging men in cardigans bent over samples, tweezers in hand, a light illuminating detail for their weakened eyes," writes Sun Chronicle theatre critic Susan McDonald as part of a review of the 2007 hit Broadway play Mauritius.

She goes on to say, "Contemporary playwrite Theresa Rebeck turns that stereotype on end with the characters and plot of her cleverly insightful dark comedy "Mauritius," now on stage at The Gamm Theatre" in Rhode Island.

"Mauritius" tells the story of two estranged half-sisters who reunite after their mother's death and quickly begin fighting over their grandfather's valuable stamp collection.

To read the entire article, click here.

Being one of those 'aging men in cardigans,' I cringe whenever I see someone holding stamps worth several million dollars with their fingers as shown in the picture above.

Would someone please send them a pair of tongs!@#!
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM