The play "Sylvia" at CLC on Friday night was advertised as the "family version." However, some of the language used was hardly that. Leaving out the offensive and crude phrases would not have affected the story lines at all and would have lent itself to a more family-oriented performance.
Thanks for safe crossing
I have been reading the opinions on the Dispatch Web site for a couple of days and I'm disgusted to read that that overpass is a waste of money. I bike a lot - not as much as I used to but I bike a lot. And I know a lot of people that are waiting for that bridge to get finished so they can safely ride the trail. As a taxpayer I think that bridge is much needed. I live on Cypress Drive and for me to get to the Paul Bunyan trail takes forever not to mention all the roads I have to cross. To us bikers the less road to cross the better. From all us bikers that are waiting for the bridge, thanks for the safe crossing.
I do not know if it is arrogance or ignorance, but some visitors and some locals feels that business Dumpsters are good enough for them. They either are unaware that businesses do pay handsomely or they just do not care. Please pay to have your personal garbage hauled away or, at the very least, ask the business owner.
Save my sanity, please
At Arts in the Park for a few years we would take our lawn chairs and sit under a canopy (near the old cars) and listen to the bands. Sometimes bands would take turns, and in 2006, a young fellow juggled balls and I think something on fire. Here's the scoop - my friend says I must be dreaming; it never happened at Arts in the Park. I went a few years; did I dream it all up? She said they went every year and it was not at Arts in the Park.
Editor's note: You're memory serves you well. The Vox Pop Department of Research to the rescue: According to a www.brainerddispatch.com archived story by Matt Erickson in 2006 stated, "In addition to artists' booths, patrons were able to peruse The Century of Cars show. Musicians included dulcimer player Paul Imholte, a local favorite; Ely singer-songwriter Pat Surface; Ted Feyder, a Nisswa folkie known for his children's songs; and Twin Cities bagpiper John Michael Hughes. Ten-year-old Edina juggler Mitchell Kile also was on hand, along with Brainerd's own Michael McColgan, who juggled last summer."
Offensive language used
This is in regard to CLC's play, "Sylvia." I thought I was going to a play that was family-friendly at CLC. Unfortunately, it was not. The newspaper advertisement listed two versions of the play, Sylvia, one uncensored and one censored. I attended the censored. I'm certainly glad I didn't encourage others to attend with me especially Christians and children. I will not be attending any more plays at CLC when offensive language is used.
We live on a street with at least 12 children in our block. They are running up and down the middle of the street. Parents are not watching out for them. One of these days, those fast cars will not be able to stop. It's a scary world out there.
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