Theatre Matters

Contemplations on the dramatic arts from a national perspective


Steven Oxman has contributed to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, American Theatre, Stagebill, and, most frequently, Variety, for which he has written over 300 television and theatre reviews.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Peppermint Patty?

Amidst the cacophony of blognoise or blog-a-boo out there about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, there appears to me to be only one genuinely interesting fact worthy as a subject for this blog. As reported in the NY Times:

"The school yearbook from 1972, his junior year, shows he played Peppermint Patty in the production of 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.'"

Given the fact that our current Chief Justice wears a costume inspired by a Gilbert and Sullivan production (he added stripes to his robe after seeing one of their operettas), this seems to me of great significance.