Now, I am all for world premieres, and I am all for critics and reviewers praising companies for their daring in presenting them . But Jenna Scherer of the Weekly Dig is starting to drive me nuts with the broad strokes with which she paints the theatre scene.
"But I have to give Company One props for presenting a World Premiere, it is something most boston troupes wouldn't dare to attempt."
I love Company One, and I always think there should be more world premieres...but (in the words of Rob Cordry on the Daily Show,) Come On!
Even the Huntington Theatre Company, a major regional theatre, presents at least one World Premiere a year. And there are small companies in Boston who do nothing but World Premieres
In the next month 11:11 , Up You Mighty Race and Theatre Offensive are just a few local companies presenting world premieres.
On a comment on this blog, Jenna indicated that she needs to make bold statements while she is learning the scene here. There is nothing wrong with making bold statements, you just have to know that you are making one when you do.
In order to praise Company One, you don't have kick the rest of the scene in the crotch.