TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1982, Christopher Durang’s comedy Beyond Therapy opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest star, and a young actor named David Pierce (later known as David Hyde Pierce) makes his Broadway debut. The production will run only 21 performances.

For more on Beyond Therapy, including a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.

Κι απ'την άλλη ,βεβαίως,υπάρχει και η θέση της Εκκλησίας πάνω στην ομοφυλοφιλία. Το Λευϊτικόν,για παράδειγμα ,στη Παλαιά Διαθήκη ,μας λέει βασικά,πως οι ομοφυλόφιλοι πρέπει να θανατώνονται.Επίσης μας λέει,πως να θυσιάσεις κριάρια και ταύρους και μας διδάσκει να μην καθόμαστε σε καρέκλα που έχει κάτσει γυναίκα που είχε περίοδο τις τελευταίες εφτά ημέρες.Μπορείς να συμβουλευτείς ένα τέτοιο βιβλίο σήμερα;
—  Christopher durang , γελώντας άγρια 
S/O to the NFL for their April Fools Day joke

First with the “new logo”

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And then the “new rules”

RIPON, Wis. (April 1, 2014) – The National Speech & Debate Association is requesting feedback on new rules to be proposed at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting in Kansas City, MO on April 14, 2014. The Board will consider the following rule changes (bolded below) for all competition events in the 2014-15 school year.  

Humorous Interpretation – This includes categories of individual performance of humorous literature.

Materials: Performers may only use scripts from children’s literature or Christopher Durang.  

Dramatic Interpretation - This includes categories of individual performance of dramatic (serious) literature.

Material: Competitors are prohibited from portraying a character who has a terminal illness and/or engages in smoking or coffee drinking during the performance, unless all performances in the round include all of the above.  

Duo Interpretation – This includes categories of duo performance of dramatic or humorous literature.

Performance: Eye contact must be maintained with your partner at all times throughout the performance.  

Extemporaneous Speaking – A contestant draws three questions, selects one, and has 30 minutes to prepare a speech in response.

Sources: All sources must come from People Magazine.  

Original Oratory – Orators are expected to research and speak intelligently, with a degree of originality, about a topic of significance.

Subject: If a performer uses the phrase or any variation of “in today’s society” they will be automatically disqualified.  

Congressional Debate – Legislative debaters research and write pieces of Congressional legislation that they feel will better the society.

Session: Time restrictions will be waived to allow for the use of filibusters.  

Policy Debate – Debaters work in pairs to address the school year’s topic, either from the affirmative or the negative side.

Evidence: All evidence used must only be one week old.  

Lincoln-Douglas Debate – Lincoln-Douglas Debate centers on a proposition of value, which concerns itself with what ought to be instead of concerns what is.

Arguments: You kan’t use Cant… wait, you can’t use Kant in your round.  

Public Forum Debate – Public Forum Debate focuses on advocacy of a position derived from the issues presented in the resolution, not a prescribed set of burdens.

Procedure: Speakers must flip a coin before every speech.  


My teacher lent me this Durang book for scene ideas and the cover was making me uncomfortable so I turned it around anD THERE HE WAS AGAIN