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Stimulus for Stein
The LA Times reports that some of last year’s stimulus money has made its way Poor Dog Group, an LA arts organization putting on a theatrical production of Gertrude Stein’s novella Brewsie and Willie:
Jesse Bonnell, Poor Dog Group’s artistic director, chuckles to think that the federal job creation dollars are paying for actors to portray American soldiers whose big worry, as they await their return from France after World War II, is whether they’ll be able to land jobs. But Brewsie, the deep thinker among Stein’s characters, fears that postwar America could become so “job-minded,” as he puts it, that the nation’s highest purposes could wither– among them his and his comrades’ ability to think for themselves . . .