Brian Tames The Lion
"The season has been chosen and agreed upon. Work has begun in several areas and casting choices have been made."
"Does that mean you are committed to the musical, and Harvey and a silly farce?”
“Yes, but….” he paused
“Well actually there are a couple of slots that haven't been filled yet. I've been reading some new plays, submitted for our consideration.”
"Most new plays are awful" she said.
"Yes, but one of them isn't bad. I'll let you read it."
"That's most kind of you." The sarcasm was still in the air.
"But as for the other slot I was thinking of putting in a Shaw play."
“A Shaw play?” her eyes widened.
”Androcles and the Lion.”
She laughed scornfully. “Why that one?”
“Because it’s a good play with a good message and it's seldom done.”
“Have you ever done that play before, Mr. Sim?”
“Sims. No I haven’t.”
“Oh. I thought maybe it was something you brought with you from college. If you did, you're making a big mistake. New graduates are always showing up with some production they did in college that everyone thought was so great and they think it's going to work in a professional theatre. They just want to repeat their so-called triumph. It never works."
“No, I’ve never done it.”
“Well, it’s a possibility. There isn’t really a good part for me though, is there?”.
“As a matter of fact there is one.”
(To be continued.)