After seeing the controversial Balthus exhibits last weekend at the Gagosian and the MET, I saw George Kelly's inspiring Philip Goes Forth yesterday at the Mint theater. The play is about Philip, an aspiring playwright, who wants to move to New York City to write plays; however, Philip's father wants him to continue working in the family business.The question becomes, does Philip really want to write plays for the rest of his life or does he only desire to defy his father.
George Kelly makes it clear that if an aspiring artist isn't sincere, then he or she won't be able to endure the arduous process of writing for hours, editing for more hours, fielding rejections, etc. And that if the "artist" finds more pleasure in eating than working on his creative project, then he probably won't "make it" in the Big Apple.
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