‘Seussical’ coverage lacking

 

My week would be incomplete without my Thursday perusal of The Exponent. I have read it for many decades, always leaving it more informed than when I picked it up. But I must say that the lack of news concerning the performing arts concerns me.

Reedley High’s production of “Seussical” opened [March 29] and is a wonderful show with a cast of 51 young people from Reedley and the surrounding environs. I will be the first to admit I am not a journalist, but I do believe I have a rough idea of what “news” is. Fifty-one young people coming together and providing a wonderful evening of entertainment is news and it should have been reported on before the opening.

I will admit I am not a disinterested bystander. I am the proud father of Sarah Wiebe, who directs the plays at Reedley High School, and I am the former president of the Board of Directors of Reedley’s River City Theatre Company, as well as a performer and director of many shows.

Your job, as I see it, is to report as much as the news as possible. You may have to get off your chair and do some actual reporting, but I thought that was what it was all about. Do the job, do it right.

Matt Wiebe

Reedley

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