Apparently Good Plays Just Write Themselves

My friend Joe just had a big success with his play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. But check out the review: “engaging,” “thought-provoking,” “poetically-written.” So wouldn’t you think at some point they might mention the playwright’s name?

They mention the actors’ names, the characters’ names, and even note that the liquor bottles on the set are exactly half-full. But no mention of the dude who actually, you know, thought the entire thing up.

The reason it bugs me so much, of course, is that you just know if they didn’t like the production, the very first sentence would mention Joe’s name in full and blame everything on the “horribly-written, cliché-ridden script.”