I was disturbed by the Nov. 5 review of Going to St. Ives ("The Meaning of Motherhood and the Price of Favors"). In the first place, there was no reason to divulge the main point of the plot, but on reflection I can see why Pat Bitton did that: The reviewer must have a grudge to settle with Redwood Curtain.
Overall, the review was mean-spirited. The play and the acting were both superb. This was a play local theatergoers will talk about for years and that was just barely acknowledged, in an almost underhanded way. As much print was spent on dissing the set and sound.
This review seemed to be about Pat Bitton and not the play.
—David Callow, McKinleyville