PR is difficult.
Whether you agree with the statement, chances are that you’ll agree with us that the Tumblr Show Nuff
(the URL of which is prisdifficult.tumblr.com), is absolutely wonderful.
If you’ve ever seen a promotional photo for a community theater production, chances are you get the joke right away. The challenge for these amateur thespian promoters is to capture the essence of the play or musical in a single frame, and then use that shot to entice people to come watch said production.
Now, theaters have generally low promotional budgets, so they’re not exactly hiring Annie Leibovitz to snap these pics. Let’s just say this is one instance where you get what you pay for. And for the record, having appeared in a lame photo or two promoting some low budget theater, I feel justified in laughing.
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Think Awkward Family Photos meets … I don’t know … “The Pirates of Penzance”? Here's a sample:
It’s hard to pick a favorite. So very hard.