Contest Winner! Prince's Favorite J.D. Salinger Story Revealed!

For Bamboo Nation's latest contest, I asked you to guess what my favorite piece is from J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories. Well, the story I love most has always been and always will be "For Esme—With Love and Squalor." Tales of precocious children resonate with me, especially when they're used as literary devices to push adult characters towards redemption or, at the very least, towards hope. (Perhaps that's why I adore The Fall—that should've been your greatest hint right there, longtime readers!) And, I mean, c'mon, that last line?! Blows me away.

Five people guessed correctly. So I wrote their names on strips of paper, put the papers into a plastic bag from the Thai market, and selected "JA" as the winner! Congratulations, JA! You get to go to opening night of Three Sisters this Sunday, February 1, 2009 (or some other day if you so wish). E-mail me your full name ASAP and the date you want to go, and I'll have your pair of tickets waiting for you at will call. Everybody else, you still can go to the show on your own—fork up the money, find a discount, or check out Pay What You Can Night.
Chalk Repertory Theatre and
Hollywood Forever Cemetery present


by Anton Chekhov

U.S. Premiere of a New Version by Susan Coyne

This classic Russian story features a diverse cast starring Ricardo Antonio Chavira of
Desperate Housewives, with the central family being portrayed by Asian-American actors. Free parking.

January 30, 2009-February 22, 2009

The Masonic Lodge

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038

For more information and tickets, visit
Chalk Repertory Theatre.
Thanks for entering, everyone! More contests and prizes are forthcoming!

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, I totally missed this contest, but I'm sure I would've guessed right. darn it!