Bit­ter re­view misses point

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

In re­sponse to Colm Mag­ner’s re­view: Bit­ter? Bet­ter be­lieve it.

I have one word for Colm Mag­ner and that would be, “woosh.” Un­for­tu­nately, I don’t’ think he would be able to hear it with his head buried in the sand.

How does one get paid to cri­tique a per­for­mance, but com­pletely miss the point of a show? How do you walk into a mu­si­cal com­edy called Bit­ter Girl, and ex­pect to cri­tique it on the same scale as Ham­let?

The way Colm talks about the lack of ex­pe­ri­ence and cathar­tic mo­ments in the show re­ally makes me ques­tion this man’s abil­ity to read a room.

Ev­ery ta­ble I looked at dur­ing open­ing night had peo­ple laugh­ing with tears and nod­ding at the re­lata­bil­ity of it all.

Is it not cathar­tic to be around a group of peo­ple and re­al­ize you aren’t the only one who has been through the ups and downs of a re­la­tion­ship?

Is it not lib­er­at­ing to see some­one on stage ex­press the crazy thoughts you in­dulged dur­ing emo­tional tur­moil?

I agree with Colm on one thing and that’s the duty of the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre to en­ter­tain and as we all saw last year in re­gards to the sell out hit Mamma Mia. Colm just doesn’t get en­ter­tain­ment. Jor­dan Flemming, Char­lot­te­town

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