The American National Theatre Critics (ANTC) today announced that it would be sponsoring worldwide theatre criticism of political events for the next two years. "Since theatre is becoming more political, and politics is becoming more theatrical, we thought the next logical step would be to have theatre critics critique political events.", an ANTC spokesperson, who asked not to be named or otherwise identified, said. "The first set of criticism will be aimed at the Iraq War.".
Insiders at The Washington Post have intimated that senior critic Peter Marks has almost completed a review in which he argues that the Iraq War suffers from "incomplete story arcs’ including "too much falling action and hardly any rising action."
Over at the City Paper, Trey Graham, writing from an undisclosed location in North Carolina, is reportedly completing a review in which he argues that the recent resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has "robbed the war of almost all of its comic elements."
Noted Potomac Stages founder Brad Hathaway found the war to be "poorly orchestrated."." I thought the press leaks section was particularly weak.", Hathaway said.
DCTR founder Ronnie Ruff has announced that starting today, the website will be conducting a new contest in connection with the Iraq War critiques. The winner, to be drawn at random, will receive a 2 year tour of Iraq, plus a case of his or her beverage of choice.