Judge Gary Sherball came to 69 Charles and sat and talked about the upcoming reading of his play with music at the Bitter End. He implored several times “come, come, and bring people.” I failed to put it in my calender and only recalled it when our photographer Joel Gordon called from the theater to say our theater editor John Gilman had not shown up and what was he to do? I asked him to write it up and got back instant protests of “I am a photographer, not a writer,” and then we got the following from him which reminded me that plays are not written for theater critics but for those who are buying a ticket.—George Capsis
I attended only to photograph Two Suspects by Gary Sherbell, a staged reading with music performed at the Bitter End. I did not expect to stay long, but ended up staying for the whole show which was funny and very enjoyable. During the two 15-minute intermissions crime theme music, such as the Godfather, was played. The play is a dark mystery comedy about crime, greed and lawsuits. The outcome of a lawsuit depends on which of two burglary suspects is guilty of the crime. Two lawyers on either side of the lawsuit use sex to influence the district attorney and the defense lawyer. Twists and turns of the case are revealed at the surprise ending. Photo © Joel Gordon 2019—All rights reserved.