The first time it happened, I thought nothing of it. The second time, I wondered if I might be a bit of an old curmudgeon. (Silence, you in the Peanut Gallery!) By the third and fourth time, well, I could no longer ignore what clearly is some sort of awful trend. And in my opinion blogpost-worthy.
Here's how it goes.
You get an invite to a new play or musical. The come-on is smart, sexy, innovative. You're impressed with the wit and inventiveness. Maybe the graphics are super cool, too.
So you buy a ticket to this new show which has been branded as super smart, groundbreaking and possibly kind of life-altering. And then...