I wrote about it last year and I remember it more fondly than it appears.
This isn’t the first production from Writers’ Theatre to be picked up in New York. They did a new adaptation of Crime and Punishment that went Off Broadway a couple of years ago. I am always glad to hear of these successes, although it means Michael Halberstam will spend a whole bunch of time in New York. I hope he doesn’t start to neglect the projects he develops for Writers’ Theatre. I’ve said it a hundred times – I don’t love everything they do, but I love that they do new things I would never otherwise experience. Michael has always made that happen. This makes me think of something I once heard in New Orleans:
I was taking one of those cooking classes and another student asked what the instructor thought about Emeril. The answer has stuck with me for years (obviously):
“Emeril has done great things for the culinary industry and great things for New Orleans. But I wish he would spend less time on television and more time in his own kitchen.”
That was the judgement of a peer. This is only the anxious thought of an admirer. Here’s hoping Michael doesn’t bail out on his own kitchen.