Wednesday, August 10, 2011


“CURTAINS” is the name of the musical comedy that Cliff and I saw Sunday at Foothill Theater.  Actually, it was more than just a musical comedy.  It was a musical comedy, ‘play within a play’.  Actually it was more than that.  It was a musical comedy, ‘play within a play’, murder mystery.  And the whole thing was really a very funny spoof of all those above characteristics.

Amalie and I had been going to the Foothill summer theater every year for many, many years, and Cliff has helped me keep up the tradition.  The overall quality is outstanding, from acting and directing, to choreography, stage sets, lighting, music, costumes -- the whole ball of wax.  The actors are chosen from the entire community, not just acting students, and includes one Actor’s Equity person, generally in the lead role.

To say we had a good time would be putting it mildly.

Humor --

A truck driver is headed down a road when he comes to an underpass.  He thinks he has enough clearance to make it through, but it turns out that the truck just doesn’t quite fit, and he is stuck.

There he is, standing next to the truck, trying to figure out what to do, when someone calls to him.  He turns around and finds several people watching him from behind a fence.  It turns out that these people are in a mental institution.  One calls out, “Why don’t you just let a little air out of the tires?”

The driver is startled, and exclaims, “Of all people, why would you think of such a simple

The individual’s response, “‘We’re crazy; not stupid.”


  1. They do a great job at Foothill. I'm so glad you got to go!

  2. They keep bringing you back!