so, when I was a teenager, I was an usher at the Old Globe theater in San Diego. It was fun, although it has permanently cured me of any desire to watch another Shakespeare play! I saw a bunch of them, over and over. Saw some neat things - like the actor who is Angelina Jolie's father played Hamlet one season. He was cute - then did Midnight Cowboy, I think. I saw another famous actor, before he was really famous, do an entire evening of e.e. cummings poetry. I loved that - I thought an entire evening of poetry would make me scream with boredom, but this was great. He went on to play bad guys in the movies - can't remember his name. In fact, if I saw any celebrities out here in PS area - where they are mighty thick on the ground - I wouldn't remember their names or wouldn't recognize them at all!
I went to a neat play = The Unknown Soldier and His Wife. First time I ever thought about pacificism (a JW no less!) and it was the first time I heard Phil Ochs's The War is Over which is a hauntingly lovely song. I earned tickets to different things - went to an experimental play, god knows what it was about, with an older "sister" who wanted to see a play. At the end of the first act, the protagonist is set upon, beaten and stripped and the lights go out with him spread-eagled for all the world to see. The old sister said, in piercing tones, "well, if I wanted to look at a naked man, I could have stayed home!" I was embarrassed, but she had a point, eh?