Play It Again Sam
The Houston area has a new stage production of Woody Allen's PLAY IT AGAIN SAM. Woody's character dates a variety of women, giving someone the chance to play multiple roles. Vanessa the redhead has her own distinct philosophy:
VANESSA: I've had many men, my first at twelve. After that it was an endless stream. Poets, writers. I lived in a house with five actors. Some of them were gay, but what does it matter? I straightened them out. It was a challenge. My life has been a continual round of orgies. I took on the entire Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity at Yale in three hours. It's still a record in New Haven. I've always thought of sex as something open and wonderul, to be enjoyed as fully and frequently as possible. What do you take me for?
A more educated view of cosmology is given by this intellectual girl:
GIRL: It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous, lonely emptiness of existence. Nothingness. The predicament of man, forced to live in a barren, godless eternity. A tiny flame flickering in an immense void with nothing but waste, horror and degradation forming a useless bleak straitjacket in a black, absurd cosmos.
ALLEN: What are you doing Saturday night?
GIRL: Committing suicide.
ALLEN: What about Friday?
Given today's experience with "dark energy," even some educated people can never get over their own predispositions. To them everything is dark, dark, and doomed to failure. The Universe will be torn apart in a Big Rip. Science can never explain our observations. Theories that shed light on the Universe can't possibly be right. Could silly speculations about a Universe of "dark energy" be reflections of scientist's own dark thoughts? They need to laugh and enjoy the show!
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM runs February 11 to March 6!