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(NBC News)   First opera about the war in Iraq now being performed. Critics say it costs too much, lasts too long and at the end there is no way to get out of the theater   (entertainment.nbcnews.com) divider line 39
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2012-08-03 12:36:20 PM
This theater has no windows... and no doors... which leaves us with this chilling challenge: to find a way out.
 
2012-08-03 12:37:44 PM
Bravo, subby.
 
2012-08-03 12:39:21 PM
Is there a huge 'Mission Accomplished' sign hanging somewhere?
 
2012-08-03 12:39:41 PM
www.lhup.edu

"Like German opera - too loud and too long."
 
2012-08-03 12:41:01 PM
Follow up: Opera based on Iraq fails miserably due to managing director grossly underestimating the number of actors to fill all the key roles
 
2012-08-03 12:41:27 PM

Reaperman: Is there a huge 'Mission Accomplished' sign hanging somewhere?


Its on the curtain during the first intermission.
 
2012-08-03 12:41:50 PM
We talking about the play or Obama?
 
2012-08-03 12:42:16 PM
Plus the audience was more staged than the drama.
 
2012-08-03 12:43:30 PM
So you are saying it's a bomb?
 
2012-08-03 12:44:45 PM
But did the production company milk the performance for too long while trying to constantly upgrade the players costumes and props and thirty times the market rate?
 
2012-08-03 12:45:12 PM
"I couldn't wait to see it. After the show I was asked if I wanted to go meet some of the performers backstage. Man, I was thrilled. But when I got back there, they were drunk and out of control. Rumpus Cat and Macavity kept feeling up my leg. I tried to leave, but, Rumpleteazer held me down, and... I was raped by Mr. Mistoffelees."
 
2012-08-03 12:46:26 PM
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2012-08-03 12:47:40 PM
"First opera about the war in Iraq now being performed. Critics say it costs too much, lasts too long and at the end there is no way to get out of the theater"

...and it shouldn't have been made in the first place.
 
2012-08-03 12:48:33 PM
Plus customers complained that it wasn't the play they were expecting, due to false advertising.
 
2012-08-03 12:53:16 PM
Nice, Subby.
 
2012-08-03 12:54:07 PM
I smiled at the headline.
 
2012-08-03 12:56:55 PM
Many clap for you subby.
 
2012-08-03 12:58:28 PM
www.smh.com.au

/oblig
 
2012-08-03 12:58:54 PM
www.kyru.net

Bravo Subby!
 
2012-08-03 01:04:41 PM
...until some black guy stands up and points to the big EXIT sign.
 
2012-08-03 01:21:08 PM
What about Heart of a Soldier about Rick Rescorla? Saw it on September 10, 2011 (the premiere showing at the SF Opera). Not one person left the building without dust in their eyes.
 
2012-08-03 01:22:10 PM

Jekylman: ...until some black guy stands up and points to the big EXIT sign.


...Who is then criticized for hating the fine arts.
 
2012-08-03 01:26:35 PM

dericwater: Not one person left the building without dust in their eyes.


I think you're confusing it with the south Manhattan matinee ten years prior. I could be off by a day.
 
2012-08-03 01:30:42 PM
So, as a society, we now have this guy?

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/hot
//better not be obscure
 
2012-08-03 01:41:19 PM
Then a new conductor comes in for the fourth act promising to skip the fifth, which proceeds as planned anyway.
 
2012-08-03 01:41:56 PM
HOTY material right there.
 
2012-08-03 01:59:01 PM

hbk72777: We talking about the play or Obama?


ALL GIRLS AGREE TO PULL PANTIES DOWN:

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN DECISION THAT NEEDLESSLY KILLED OVER 4,000 AMERICAN TROOPS.
I REPEAT, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN DECISION THAT NEEDLESSLY KILLED OVER 4,000 AMERICAN TROOPS.



I hope that helped.




So, the play then?
 
2012-08-03 02:16:20 PM
If you leave the theater all hell will break loose and the terrorists win.
 
2012-08-03 02:20:31 PM
An Iraqi occupation Opera? You mean that all we had to do to end that sucker was to get a fat lady to sing?
www.biography.com
Aretha, babe, you let us down big time
 
2012-08-03 02:53:09 PM
It's because the turkeys on the north side of the theater won't let one of our friends in.
 
2012-08-03 02:56:57 PM
Top 10 Highlights from the show:

10. Iraqi members of Al Qaeda will be played by actors who don't exist.
9. Theatregoers are issued chemical warfare suits at the box office, but never need them.
8. The lobby bar only has enough alcohol for the first 10 people, filling the rest with a sense of shock and "aww".
7. Colin Powell will be at the front entrance to explain to you why you have no choice but to see this musical. He will not be available after the show.
6. The antagonist is killed halfway through the first act, and the rest of the play is basically people singing "where do we go from here?" over and over again.
5. The audience is split into two factions, and must fist-fight each other during the entrire 3rd act
4. There is a much better and more important play showing 2 doors down at the Taleban Theatre, but nobody's noticing.
3. At the end of the play, you are given a coupon for 2 cents off a single gallon of gasoline.
2. Fox News will get all of the reviews wrong.
1. Cast members injured in production will be dismissed from the show but are available for autographs in their new home: the homeless shelter behind the theatre.
 
2012-08-03 03:05:46 PM

Jekylman: ...until some black guy stands up and points to the big EXIT sign.


Aaaaand we have a winner.
 
2012-08-03 03:07:46 PM

dericwater: What about Heart of a Soldier about Rick Rescorla? Saw it on September 10, 2011 (the premiere showing at the SF Opera). Not one person left the building without dust in their eyes.


He was a Vietnam veteran who died in the September 11th attacks. Neither of which has anything to do with Iraq, and I say that as the recipient of an Iraq Campaign Medal.
 
2012-08-03 03:23:28 PM
Sgt Otter:
He was a Vietnam veteran who died in the September 11th attacks. Neither of which has anything to do with Iraq, and I say that as the recipient of an Iraq Campaign Medal.

No need to justify yourself. The only poeple who still think 9/11 and Iraq had anything to do with each other are retards err... Palin-Americans.
 
2012-08-03 04:11:42 PM
Springtime for Hitler in Germany.
 
2012-08-03 06:03:43 PM

Ned Stark: Reaperman: Is there a huge 'Mission Accomplished' sign hanging somewhere?

Its on the curtain during the first intermission.


We really could have done a better job withe the "Intermission Accopmlished" joke...
 
2012-08-03 07:49:03 PM
Unfortunately it also generated a lot of spin-offs.
 
2012-08-03 09:16:42 PM
Logged in to cheer the headline
 
2012-08-03 09:55:03 PM

Inaditch: Bravo, subby.

 
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