I was thinking about all the people who have played The Stage Manager in Our Town. Fred Gwynne, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, that gangly, folksy archetype. Then I thought, yeah, like James Comey.
Holy shit. What if we’re all extras in an Our Towniverse, a Thornton Wilderness, and the Stage Manager is James Comey?
I thought, this is a thought for Brett Heller. He said, “can we go back and look at a single day in our lives? Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”
If we’re living in the Thornton Wilderness, I guess I have to start liking Hello, Dolly.