Reviewer got it right first time

I read Theresa Goffredo’s second review of the Village Theatre production of “It Shoulda Been You” in the Herald Friday. (“Be warned: Village Theatre’s ‘Shoulda’ not family material.”)

I, for one, wish to thank her many times over for not giving away anything in her first review (which I had read before I saw the play.) I was raised Catholic during a time when marrying one of Jewish religion was frowned upon by both sides. And so was expecting that to be the theme of the play … knew that would be a great source of comic material. The end of the first act was delightfully surprising and great fun!

Why in today’s world do we have to be “warned” about the content of a play other than it is not for children. Anyone taking pre-teen children to the theater should truly do their homework and not depend on the reviewer to do it for them! And if adults find the subject “offensive,” then shame on them. In a way, I am sorry Goffredo had to use the words “controversial” and “offensive” in her second review. Mainstream, prime time TV and movies are using gay relationships and marriage in their plots all the time. Politicians will be making them an election topic for the next six months.

Thank you for not spoiling the fun my daughter and I had the night we saw the play.

Linda Flanagan


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