Letters to the editor – Saturday – 7-30-16

Published 11:40 pm Friday, July 29, 2016

‘August: Osage County’ keeps audience amused

Regarding Deirdre Parker Smith’s review commentary of the local stage production, “August: Osage County,” which is currently playing at the Lee Street Theater, I and my party felt that the review fell short in its description of the entertainment value of this wonderful interpretation of the story.

St. Thomas Players’ entire cast delivered an astounding performance on Saturday night which kept the audience amused for the entire three-plus hours!  Admittedly, the review did accurately describe the story line; however, the critique omitted details of which any potential theater-goer would expect to be informed.

I feel that the description focused on the dark side of the story, leaving the reader with a sense that this is a dismal and depressing production overshadowed by gloom and anger. It in fact was the funniest comedy stage play we had ever seen, leaving us and the entire audience in stitches.

My party consisted of four adults, three generations ranging in age from 29 to 84, two Salisbury residents, one from Chicago and another from Michigan. We were all tremendously impressed with the performance of every actor as they kept us laughing from beginning to end. This comedy was absolutely hysterical and the story line was easy to follow.

I viewed the movie of the same title starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts shortly after its release, and as much as I enjoyed the movie, this stage performance put on by the St. Thomas Players was exceedingly more enjoyable and entertaining.

For anyone looking for an evening of excitement and nonstop laughs, we highly recommend this production and applaud the entire cast and, of course, the director, Kurt Corriher, for this delightfully hilarious production!

— Cheri Gleyre

Davisburg, Michigan

Turn arrows not helping

I would like to know why we spent so much money on left turn arrows when half of them are not working. We all know we can make a left turn without an arrow. The arrow was meant to turn green, but most stay yellow, and this is happening at major intersections. Please, whoever is in charge of this, do something about it

— Bill Doxey