Mean-spirited letter makes writer look bad |

Mean-spirited letter makes writer look bad

I would like to congratulate Herb Robins on being, as he states in his letter to The Union, nationally known, for his new play, “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,” an adaptation of the movie of the same name. I Googled it and found mixed reviews. It’s very hard to please every critic, and I sympathize with him. But it’s also a shame that he lashes out by writing such a churlish and mean-spirited letter, which reeks of sour grapes. Surely he has learned in his 40-year career that a letter like that serves only to make the writer look bad!

I would like to refer him to Foothill Theatre’s production of “Evermore,” a wonderfully dramatized biography of Edgar Allan Poe, written by local playwright Gary Wright and movingly acted by a talented cast in a production that garnered unstinting praise. I have to assume he missed it.

Michael Brook

Nevada City

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