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re: What would it take to get you back into a theatre?
Posted by: WWriter 10:10 pm EDT 04/14/21
In reply to: re: What would it take to get you back into a theatre? - ryhog 09:51 pm EDT 04/14/21

I might feel more comfortable in a Broadway house because the auditorium is so big and there's more air. And I'm not really sure how I feel and think about the whole topic. That's why I was curious about what you'all think. I know I've been affected by living a very small life for a year (my doc wanted me to be super-duper-duper cautious). I'm trying to let my life grow back to full size.

The distancing doesn't impress me, at least in a smaller house, because during 2 hours everyone is going to breathe everyone else's breaths. As for keeping masks on, I haven't been particularly impressed with people's willingness to obey mask-related rules in general. Also, I find some of the behavior I've seen in theatres (eg, talking nonstop, crunching ice, eating an entire smelly meal) less than comforting. Why would these people suddenly follow rules/care about other people?

As for the proof-of-vaccine approach, I have mixed feelings about that, since it puts those of us who have been able to get the vaccine in a separate, privileged category. Though, realistically, those of us who see a lot of theatre are probably already in a separate, privileged category. (And, oh, am I grateful to be there.)

My attitude will probably change as I get out more, although I am aware that things could go backward with the various coronavirus variants.
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