Monday, April 30, 2007

Lunt and Fontanne's Last Stand

One of the many reasons I enjoy spending time with Connie, who also blogs, and her husband, Ed, who doesn't but probably should, is that I always pick up great theater tidbits from Ed, who used to be the theater critic for the Detroit News.

Sunday, as we were strolling along the pier in Piermont, N.Y., we somehow got onto the subject of theater, and Ed recounted how he caught the great Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne on one of their final tours of the provinces, when he was a student in Cleveland on a class trip. They were starring in The Visit, and Ed recalled the teacher assuring the students that when they were older, they would look grateful they had the chance to see this pair.

He certainly is, and I'm glad to have been able to share in his memories.

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