Good News, Bad News
BAD NEWS: Minneapolis' groundbreaking theatrical ensemble, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, is closing its doors. Mounting debt, a poor economy, and dwindling national audiences for the arts are to blame...the same old story. It's such a shame to see a company of this stature and accomplishment decide to pack it in.
GOOD NEWS: HBO has renewed its excellent (but ratings-deficient) drama series The Treatment, starring Gabriel Byrne. Changes are on the way for Season Two, including new patients and additional writing from Tony-winning playwright Warren Leight (Side Man). The Treatment ranks as one of my very favorite television experiences of the year...it's a challenge to keep up with its daily episode, but they are incredibly rewarding.