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re: Patti LuPone coming up on THE LATE SHOW with Stephen Colbert n/m
Posted by: keikekaze 06:19 pm EDT 05/25/22
In reply to: re: Patti LuPone coming up on THE LATE SHOW with Stephen Colbert n/m - portenopete 10:53 am EDT 05/25/22

I agree that the show itself is dated. IMO, it was already a bit dated when it opened in 1970. What I have never liked about Company is its basic assumption--never questioned by anyone in the show, nor apparently by its authors--that if you're 35 and not married there's something wrong with you. And something so seriously wrong that it requires a group intervention by all your friends to "fix" it.

That was certainly not the prevailing spirit of the early 1970s, when people were questioning all existing institutions and seeking new forms and arrangements. But no doubt older Broadway audiences in 1970 found Company's rather strident insistence that marriage was the main thing, if not the only thing, comforting.
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