Monday, August 23, 2010

To Pay or Not To Pay

David Mamet says you only get to judge a performance when you've paid for your ticket.  What do you think about comp tickets- do they devalue a performance?

1 comment:

  1. He's just tired of critics and other press getting free seats and then henpecking his work. Sorry dahling, those are the breaks. Once upon a time, when you were a poor little playwright in Chicago, barely breaking even by your pen, you had some ground to grouse. Now you're famous, your plays and screenplays make more money than the average critic does--even one's lucky enough to have a full-time gig at a major publication. So you can't really claim that we critics are bullies taking your lunch money.