Just As I Thought

The serendipity of advertising

While reading a pretty bad review of “Oklahoma!” this morning on the Washington Post website, I was amused to see that right next to the review saying

Forget dust-ups between cowmen and farmers and the dubious existence of that surrey with the fringe on top: The real impediment to romance in the “Oklahoma!” now at Wolf Trap seems to be a black rocking chair. When the stubborn heroine, Laurey (Amanda Rose), and other characters listlessly plop into it during early sequences set outside Aunt Eller’s weather-beaten cabin, the chair starts to symbolize the intermittent sluggishness of the production, which is based on the “Oklahoma!” that hit Broadway in 2002.

is a big ol’ web ad promoting tickets to “Oklahoma!”.

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