Welcome traveler. Take a seat, kick up your feet, grab a beverage of your choosing, and press play.
This is the first podcast in our Dad's in the House series as a part of Playlist Presents.
The premise is simple, Damon Runnals (a dad, and owner of Minnesota Playlist) attends a performance with a friend or colleague (maybe another dad, maybe a mom, maybe a parent of delightful fur babies), and discusses the show afterwards.
Listen in to get all the details, including a brief review of dinner provided by Black Forest Inn, and an longer review of the dinner roll served prior.
Podcast host notes:
I know. This first one comes off as a little slapdash. I'm not as prepared as I'd like to be. I forgot Allison's last name because she got married at some point when I sort of lost touch with the theatre community (first kids then a global pandemic). When I was running the Southern Theater years ago I knew her as Allison Witham and haven't really seen her much since I left there in 2016. So her original last name kept running through my head while the mic was on and it was not something I could easily fix in post. I've left the conversation as is for accuracy. So to Allison (if you are reading this) I say "I'm sorry", I didn't do my job ahead of time. I definitely need to be more prepared for these. Lesson learned.
Wanting to keep this podcast light and casual doesn't excuse a lack of preparation.
Additionally, the line from the show that I quote I got wrong. I still struggle to write as fast as I am listening. It is a skill I will always admire in other reviewers and journalists. Here is the correct line (and my favorite one of the show):
"To whom do you build statues?
After whom do you name your streets?
These are metrics
Of your principles"