In noting a significant lack of theatrical treats in Queens, “Queens needs better theatrical treats” (TimesLedger Oct. 31 – Nov. 6), Mr. Hellman is correct to note while Queens politicians seem to have no problem endorsing a presumably taxpayer $70 million restoration of the 1964-65 New York City World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park relic, The New York State Pavilion — a structure of dubious architectural merit and with limited if at all practical use — they are silent when it comes to supporting Queens regional theatre.
“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,” but in politicians who are incapable of understanding the cultural importance of regional theatre.
Perhaps a way in which to secure their support is to produce a play in which politicians and real estate moguls, their true constituents, are portrayed as responsible civic servants. The play, of course, would be a comedy.
Benjamin M. Haber