Qui est Wilson?
To the Editors of The Crimson:
Your article, "Excessive Walkouts Plague A.R.T. Show" finds us two very disturbed. You write to us that this play of the A.R.I., "CIVIL warS," is not accessible to American audiences because of its European flavour. Reading this, we became very excited. Having attended the finest universities on the Continent, we hurried to see "CIVIL warS."
But this play, she was not comprehensible to us. Later, at the Cafe Pamplona, we discussed this play with our very European friends. None of us could comprehend this. "This play, it makes no sense to me," Francois was to say. "I agree, my friend. It is tres confusee!" Dominique said, lighting another clove cigarette.
Where is this "very European creativity" you tell us about? Why do you say it is "inaccessible to American audiences?" Let me tell you, brother, these two Europeans are wondering. What part of Europe is this Monsieur Wilson from, Bulgaria? This play, it would be no hit in Europe.
And why were those people leaving before time was over? When the woman next to me put on her coat. I. Francois, said, "Whoah mother. You are to miss the best part the finale" She was very angered, and told me to my face. "You stupid, pretentious Europeans, it is your fault. We Americans just do not understand your creativity!" I was very disturbed.
I cannot wait for the next A.R.I. play. This Shakespeare, now he is a European. Francois Bier-Pukken Dominique van de Foot [Gregory S. Markow '85] [James D. Woods III '85]