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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4B T#f Cedar Rapids Gazette: Son., Dec 8. 1874 longue-in-Chee/cLearning About the TheaterSale! Give SearsHr-ma ii recliner. By Card Clark I had just sat down to write this column, which is about my wife and I going to see a plav at the Cedar Ramds Community Theater, when my wife shoved her way into the kitchen and said, “Write about our going to the play." “I’m going to," I assured her. “You'd better." she warned, "and I don't want any trouble about it either." I mentally reminded myself of the high cost of divorce and set to work I typed my opening, which read, "There are a lot of people in Cedar Rapids and surrounding area that know what is ‘absolutely necessary .” I then went on to say that there it was, the Saturday night following the first big snowfall of the year and the police were telling people to stay off the streets and highways unless traveling was "absolutely necessary." Almost Full House And how there was still almost a full house for that night’s performance of “My Three Angels" by the C. R Community Theater. The play was an absolute delight, I typed, particularly the performances of Dennis Flat ley, Bob McComas and Tom Kokontis. "Tell people how the play was an absolute delight." my wife said. I ignored her I typed, “but as readers, I think you might be particularly interested in a conversation that took place during intermission.” ■'Fell them about the conversation you had during intermission,” my w ife said The next thing I knew I had my hands around her throat. The Children? “Not in front of the children," she said “Particular^ during the holiday season." Sorry,' I said, and slumped bark down in front of the typewriter. And I wrote about my conversation during intermission ...... I was standing there, still in the da/e of delight that good theater always gives me. when this young looking character approached me from the side “I know you." he said. “you write." “Ha.” my wife said. Tell me, the young fellow said. “what’s going on here?" "What do you mean0-' I said, blocking off my wife from view "Well,' he said. “I seen me a off Broadway show once and I done seen a lot of TV’ but this is my first play like this here ’’ No Commercials “He talks like you write,” my wife said from somewhere What I want to know is, how come there ain't no commercials0’’ the young fellow asked “What?” I asked “I mean, how come they don’t have no fellow to stop the play long enough to talk about bad breath and underarm odor?” "They don’t interrupt a play to have commercials,” I told him. He looked surprised “They don t0” “No. Ahu did say you'd seen some off Broadway things didn t vou?" “That’s right.” “Well, this is something like that.” He seemed to consider He brightened. they do it?” he asked eagerly "Then when do Not That Play "When do they do what?" “Take their (lethes off. " “It s not that sort of play,” I said “Well." he said, "if that don’t beat all " He looked down at his feet. “I suppose, they don’t take their clothes off, they at tors don’t make much money out of being up there." “They don't make any money," I said. “They don t?” “No ” “Then why do they do it? I mean, if they don’t make money, and there ain’t no commercials, and no one goes nude to show their warts, what's the point to it0" Feel Better “Listen," I said. "do you feel better about yourself and the world then when you first came in here?" “Come to think of it.” he said. 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