Slings and Arrows

Season 3 Episode 3

That Way Madness Lies

Aired Unknown Aug 07, 2006 on The Movie Network



  • Quotes

    • (Darren at the rehearsal of the musical)
      Darren Nichols: Last night's preview was very revealing. The show failed and I'll tell you why. We have become too concerned with logic. The true power of the musical comedy is its absurdity. People sing and dance, apparently spontaneously but in unison. It's ridiculous and the common man finds this absurdity calming. Why? Because his own pathetic existence is unrelentingly logical and ordered. I know this for a fact because I've spent many years observing the common man at shopping malls and country fairs. We need more focus on the absurdity of the genre. That is why I have decided to cut three scenes that are purely expositional and replace them with inappropriate dance numbers.