As a general rule, reviews–particularly reviews of other people’s work–don’t really get under my skin. However, Jack Helbig’s review of Jack, or the Submission (May 10) has had me scratching my head for days, so I just have to ask: was the body of the piece somehow inadvertently deleted, or did Jack actually submit (pun intended) and did you consciously print a review in which no opinion is stated and neither the production nor anyone associated with it is ever mentioned? Not the director, not the designers, not the actors, not the interpretation–not one reference to the production in the entire review. I’ve seen Trib and Sun-Times reviews that came close, but never anything so utterly pristine and unsullied by content as this. What gives?


Mark Richard

City Lit Theater