To the editors:
Tom Valeo didn't lie. His 11-20-87 review of Stage Left Theatre Company's A Different Moon was by gosh unfair, just as he promised. I must admit, however, that other words came to mind as I finished reading it--words like "condescending," "unprofessional," and "self-indulgent." It seems to me that a reviewer perceptive enough to know that comparing the current Stage Left production with a completely unrelated Next Theatre production of the same play five years ago would be unfair, might also have had the courtesy and self-discipline to refrain from the irrelevant, odious exercise. Unfair reviews do not become more fair when they are proudly announced as such--that only makes them also perplexing and annoying, especially when the reviewer's observations relevant to the current production show an intelligence great enough to preclude the need for such devices.