Today, presumably, a group of terrorists attacked the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. This historic event takes place on Patriot’s day (also known as Marathon Monday) and is a holiday that is a symbol of freedom, a symbol of overcoming the opposition. The events that took place today in Downtown Boston and the JFK Library are completely devastating.
This afternoon, at the time of the bombings, the cast and crew of Two Gentleman of Verona were in rehearsal in the Cutler Majestic Theatre in their third day of technical rehearsal. After hearing the news, the rehearsal continued with the utmost amount of professionalism. I admire the cast and crew that even during this state, they took their job seriously and acted professionally.
Emerson Stage today is the definition of “the show must go on.”