Saturday, July 12, 2003

When Peter Pan Goes Bad

NPR's This American Life is kind of like a blog that just happens to be on the radio instead of on your computer. Hosted each week by Ira Glass, the show is divided into several acts, all revolving around the chosen theme that week. One of their most popular shows was the April 25th, 1997 show entitled "Fiasco!".

If you don't have the time to listen to the entire show (your loss), at least check out Act One. Host Ira Glass began laughing so hard he actually had to turn off his microphone during portions of the interview because of the snorting sounds he was making. (RealPlayer required)

Act One: Opening Night. Writer and TAL Contributing Editor Jack Hitt tells the story of a small town production of Peter Pan in which the flying apparatus smacks the actors into the furniture, in which Captain Hook's hook flies off his arm and hits an old woman in the stomach. By the end of the evening, firemen have arrived and all the normal boundaries between audience and actors have completely dissolved.

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