My high school band director taught me that the two hardest things for people to say are "I am wrong" and "I am sorry."
I am wrong.
The friend who I mentioned yesterday as having told me he didn't much care for Orange Flower Water told me yesterday that I got it all wrong, that he LOVED it and it's one of the two best things he's seen this season (the other being Pillowman). AND he went on to say that the producers (Edge Theatre Company) are some of the nicest, most talented people you'll ever meet (though maybe a little naive about advertising and marketing). As to my rant about the "impeccable sets,"...well, maybe there's another side to that story. Turns out that the set designer IS one of the producers, so perhaps in his zeal he can be forgiven for using that quote about his sets to represent his production of the play. It's still not entirely legit, but now it sort of makes more sense. My friend then proceeded to spend the next 10 minutes insisting that I go see Orange Flower Water before it closes on Monday night. So I have 2 tickets for Sunday night. Never underestimate the power of word-of-mouth.