Theatre!
What are you, Theatre?
Whenever I’m nearta the theatre,
I ask myself this question.
‘I don’t know.
Perhaps I should ask Vanessa Redgrave.’
But I don’t know Vanessa Redgrave.
And neither do you, Theatre…

Theatre!
Why are you, Theatre?
Whenever I’m meeta friend in the theatre,
I ask him this question, with my eyes.
He sighs, huh, and he replies like all the other guys.
‘I don’t know.
Ask Vanessa Redgrave.’
But I don’t know Vanessa Redgrave!
And neither do you, Theatre…

Theatre!
Are you Theatre?
Whenever I carry my spearta the theatre, to do Hamlet,
I ask it this question.
It says nothing.
Except, ‘I don’t know.
Ask Vanessa Redgrave!’
But I don’t know Vanessa Redgrave!
And neither do you, Theatre.
Or do you?

By Rick (20th Century Coyote)

 

 

1950s Plaza Theatre

 

1950s, Alwych Theatre