For those of you who have been in a cycle while we worked on Cold Sweat, and for anyone else: Neal Bell’s play On the Bum is running now at Studio ACT, the producing entity for the conservatory. The play is a comedy about doing government-sponsored theater in the sticks during the Depression. But as always with Neal, it packs a bit more of a wallop than your average comedy. Anyway, the production is beautifully conceived and staged. The acting is a bit uneven but there are a few fine performances. I would recommend it highly. In the end it is actually quite moving. And for those of you who know the play Cold Sweat intimately, you will be in for a couple of surprises with this play.