So, what’s up with that superstition about saying the name of The Scottish Play?
Do you mean Macbeth? I'm assuming you're referring to Macbeth because I can't think of any other notable Scottish play other than Macbeth. Macbeth is the one I'm thinking of and I sincerely can't think of any other play other than Macbeth that you could be referring to since Macbeth is a very famous play set in Scotland. Other than Macbeth the only Scottish play I can think of right now is Sea and Land and Sky, which made a small splash there last season, but it's no Macbeth because Macbeth is...well, Macbeth. Wait. What was the question? — YOURS, ARMIN
My director insists on using real switchblades in our production of West Side Story. While I admire his commitment to authenticity, isn’t that dangerous? Honestly, I’m worried about my pretty face.
I once used real swords in Macbeth but no one was seriously wounded so you'll probably be OK. Just Kidding. Quit the show. Macbeth! — YOURS, ARMIN
I’m a straight dude who plays a lot of leading roles in musicals. I’m sick of all the male chorus boys hitting on me. Don’t they understand that a guy in the musical theater world can be hetero?
Can they? Can they really? — YOURS, ARMIN
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