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2009 August - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Monthly Archives: August 2009

Interview with Sean Cunningham, Part 1

During a break from rehearsals for HOOVER COMES ALIVE!, I got the chance to chat with HOOVER playwright Sean Cunningham*. Here’s the first installment of our conversation. Gabriel Greene: What was the inspiration for this project? What brought Herbert Hoover into your consciousness? Sean Cunningham: The inspiration was that Alex Timbers [who co-conceived and is […]

The British Love to Say They’re Sorry

The British love to say they’re sorry. There is an extended gag in one scene of The 39 Steps where three British men stuck in a train compartment together cheerily apologize to one another anytime one of them attempts to enter or exit their claustrophobic confines. Does this longing for contrition on the part of […]