Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Name: Harry C. Age (approximate): 103. Subscriber Number: 47.
HC: (blatantly vexed that someone would be calling him during dinnertime at 4:15pm) Hello?
LB: Hi, this is Laura calling from Dorset Theatre Festival. Could I please speak to Harry?
HC (mounting confusion): Who?
LB: Har. Ry.
HC (utter bewilderment): WHO?
Friday, June 12, 2009
Name: Margaret M. Age: 97. Subscriber Number: 51.
LB: Dorset Theatre Festival, this is Laura.
MM (high-pitched, crackly old woman voice): Yes, hello, is this Dorset Theater Festival?
MM (great relief): What musical are you doing this year?
LB : This year, we’re doing “Marry Me a Little,” a Sondheim musical revue about two lonely people waiting to find love.
MM (great surprise): You aren’t doing “Altar Boyz”?
LB : No, we’re doing “Marry Me a Little.”
MM (escalating panic): But “Altar Boyz” is very popular.
LB : We decided on “Marry Me a Little” instead.
MM (accusingly): Did you at least CONSIDER “Altar Boyz”?
LB : We thought about it, but went with “Marry Me a Little” at the eleventh hour.
Long pause, laden with disappointment and barely concealed anger.
MM: That’s a shame. Goodbye.