Little Did I Know, A Novel By Mitchell Maxwell
October 6, 2011, 3:53 pm
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 Producers don’t generally have the greatest reputation in my experience. Often people seem to refer to them as greedy and only interested in money rather than the art. The common notion seems to be that they manage and package the talent, but really don’t have any talent themselves.

Speaking to Mitchell Maxwell, and reading his novel Little Did I Know (Prospecta Press), should stop anyone from thinking that. Both he and his young protagonist Sam August show that being a successful producer and getting a show rolling as that overseeing force is a creative process in and of itself.

But as a graduating senior, I can’t help but feel jealous of this character who feels free enough to just run off and do what he wants to do after graduation. As a foreign student who came here lured by the promising “land of opportunity” label of the United States, the closer I get to the official start of a career, the more it seems ruled by administration, paperwork and other pre-requisites. Running off to run a theater for a summer is a much more attractive plan…

Sedera Ranaivoarinosy

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