Singing no praises over this stage show
I just had to write concerning the recent show "The Wedding Singer" at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman.
As season ticket holders for a few years now, we have seen mostly good productions. My husband and I and our friends think it is great to be able to have something like that so near to us, in a neighboring town.
However, when we went to see this show, we were really surprised that it wasn't like the movie (1998, with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler) we had seen a while ago, and liked. Except for the great musicians, the play was vulgar and downright nasty.
How could a town like Pitman allow something like this in its theater? The story line could have been followed without all the vulgarity.
Whatever happened to decent people, with decent language, who could really tell a story instead of playing on all the sinful things?
There were many evil actions and thoughts, with questionable language, in the adaptation of this play. No wonder our children seem to think it is all right to talk and act that way, because that's what they see and hear all the time.
Large cities seemed to be that way, not our small towns.
What this world needs now is good, loving, decent things to see and do. No more surprises when we start to watch a movie, play or television show.
I do hope the Broadway Theatre will be more responsible for the upcoming plays, for language and content. They have had so many really good shows.
Editor's note: People in our newsroom who saw "The Wedding Singer" in Pitman and are usually sensitive to coarse language said they were not offended by the dialogue or story line of this show.