Could these 10 things really save the theater?

Crab legs aren’t the only juicy things served up in Seattle these days.  Brendan Kiley, an e-scribe for Seattle’s The Stranger, wrote one heck of a juicy article recently, entitled, “Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves.”

The title grabs you, right?  Well wait until you read some of the ideas . . . including moratoriums on Shakespeare, encouraging boozing, and free babysitting.

You can read the firestartin’ article here.

Do I agree with all of them?  Do you?  Feel free to chime in below with your comment of choice.  But honestly, whether you agree or disagree isn’t even why I’m posting this article today.  What I love about Mr. Kiley’s couple hundred words is that he proposed some radical solutions to a real problem.

And while sometimes radical revolutions aren’t successful (Occupy Wall Street comes to mind), the one thing they always do is get people talking . . . and slowly, change occurs.

So read the article, then try startin’ a revolution of your own.


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