Regarding Tuesday’s letter “Subject matter an unfair shock”: The 73-year-old writer went to a recent Village Theatre production and wrote that she “felt like somebody shocked me and threw something at me … I can’t even type out what I really felt.” She writes that she considers it unforgiveable that there was no notice that the play was not going to be family material. She goes on to say that 90 percent of the play was great.
She also says that she is not set in her ways, the opposite, and loves change. I am glad she loves change because she is way overdue for some. Her letter, which is very long, ends with the information that she is a “busy bee.” But what she sounds like is homophobic. What she “can’t even type out” is that some of the characters were not heterosexual.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the play. We do not need warnings to protect us. We are grown-ups. I cannot imagine anyone in this day and age being “shocked” so easily. At least 10 percent of the human race is not heterosexual. The play was “family material.” I guarantee the writer that she has gay family members, and they definitely are not going to tell her.
For those who did not see it, there were no bedroom scenes. It was not about sex. It was an amusing play with twists and turns and lots of laughs. The Everett audience gave the players a standing ovation at the end.
By the way, I am a year older than the writer, and believe that people have a right to spend time with whomever they wish, and to love and live without others’ judgment as long as they do not interfere with the rights of others.