Ronald Keaton | Chicago Reader

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Re: “The Unfortunates

It's interesting that in reviews of THE UNFORTUNATES, the ones who question the reasons for the play or production are the ones written by men. This is a very strong feminist character, who shares her opinions on the men of her day very comfortably. If one couldn't see the conflict from that vantage alone, it's a real loss. Thank you for coming. I'd be interested to sit down and talk with you about it all sometime...the play AND the challenges of solo performance.

Posted by Ronald Keaton on 07/09/2016 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Churchill

Thank you, Mr. Adler, for your insights. I would dearly love to sit down with you sometimes and share a little of the process and conclusions that I arrived at in approaching Churchill they way I did. All the best.

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Posted by Ronald Keaton on 08/09/2014 at 7:13 AM

Re: “The Christmas Schooner

Do you folks not get the story at all? Last year, Tony Adler said the very same thing about "profit" in the story. It is impulsively mentioned in Act I by a husband with a high moral compass, trying to call his wife's fears down. If you followed the story at all, Mr. Thompson, you would honestly realize that even in your "disavowing" it, you simply avoid the real story and confuse the reader as to what it's really about. It's CHRISTMAS, for goodness sake. And this is why noble motive exists...to get past the logical, the average. This is NOT an average man, and he admits it himself by responding to her queries "It's BECAUSE I have so much." Try finding someone in your own life these days with such sentiments.

Being a member of this cast gives me a different viewpoint to articulate, yes. But in the end, it's all the same -- rightly or wrongly, at the holidays, we SHOULD aspire to more and try to learn such ethic through the whole year of living. By stating that the profit impulse is there -- WITHOUT STATING WHY -- you and writers like you deceive an audience into what the story really is.

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Posted by Ronald Keaton on 12/08/2012 at 11:05 AM

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