“I was reading your drama column,” somebody said to me today, “and I’ve got to know–who are you, anyway? Where are you coming from?”
It was a serious question, asked seriously, and I thought about it for a moment before answering.
“You know what I am?” I finally said. “I’m a regular-guy aesthete. I like fancy sets, but I like bare stages, too. I like Stephen Sondheim and pretty girls. In fact, there’s only two things I never, ever like: pretentiousness and being bored.”
I think that sums me up fairly well, don’t you?