Sour grapes review of Foothill |

Sour grapes review of Foothill

A gentleman submitted a letter that was printed in The Union, Aug. 21, that shared his negative evaluation of the work produced by Foothill Theatre Company over the years. After contemplating his remarks, I seriously made an attempt to remember a Foothill production that I would describe as, “amateurish, at best” (his words, not mine). I have never seen such a show at Foothill. And I love amateur theater.

One of the reasons my family and I moved here in 1988 was because of the superior quality of theater available. I have seen most all of the Foothill productions and have performed in a few. “To Kill A Mockingbird” and “Dancing at Lughnasa” were both very moving pieces, and remain my favorites (I was not cast in either one). I suspect that the “gentleman” submitting the unflattering letter was suffering from “sour grapes.”

Drue Mathies

Nevada City

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