I enjoyed William Kowinski's critique of Dell'Arte International's graduating students' three-part performance ("Creepy Characters and Clowns," May 16). I attended, too, and although it was entertaining I would like to add my least favorite part of the evening's shows: the constant smoking of one of the characters in the third piece. I didn't attend the following final performance of these plays, but I hope my phone call to Dell'Arte suggesting a "prop" cigarette was heeded. The smell that permeated the small theater wasn't pleasant, much less the health issues that could be involved, including secondhand smoke, allergy or asthma issues, and fire danger. The audience and actors deserve better.
Janice Ray, Blue Lake