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Robin Strasser Reacts To OLTL Hiatus

On her hotline, OLTL's Robin Strasser (Dorian) addressed the show's early hiatus. "I got the news that the show was not going to tape today, Thursday [June 6] because of a union dispute, [International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees] the small local [chapter] in Connecticut," she says. "I listened to some really smart people during the day who were saying, 'Well, there's going to be a problem when we come back from the hiatus.' Now, I was already in a state of deep concern and I've been tweeting about feeling off-center but trying to keep it obliquely upbeat. Not untruthful, but just, 'Okay, this seems a little odd, two weeks ago we were told we would close down production on June 15 and then not resume until September 8.' Now, if it is to fine-tune and make the already existing shows that Prospect Park has made of ONE LIFE TO LIVE and ALL MY CHILDREN and make them better and better and better, well that's wonderful and I really look forward to that possibility…. I want to take every opportunity I can to thank the people who've been involved in making the revived ONE LIFE TO LIVE episodes. When you watch them on Hulu and iTunes and they're edited together, they look like movies. They look like these groovy regeneration of the concept of the multi-generational storytelling…. Prospect Park spent a fortune and enormous energy making those shows. So anger placed at them is misplaced. Absolutely misplaced, alright? Those two wonderful men [Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz] have a set up where they can produce shows, entertainment and create jobs and let's all say 'Thank you'. I'm gonna and that's my recommendation." For her full report, call 212-414-5300.

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