April 25th, 2010

Fred Allen

now this is a joke

From Fred Allen's Town Hall Tonight radio show, a segment where Allen is interviewing avant-garde stage director "Dawson Bells":
ALLEN: You are producing this summer?

BELLS: At Long Crag, Connecticut. I'm doing an Ibsen play in a windmill. The audience rides about in baskets on the four paddles. As the paddles pass the bottom of the windmill, the audience looks in. Snatches of the play are seen.

ALLEN: How do you know what the whole play is about?

BELLS: The windmill stops. The four groups are introduced. They withdraw. Views are exchanged. It dawns on them.