Jewish Journal


February 21, 2008

Controversy at the Castle


After we published Celia’s Magic Castle post last week, we received several emails from Bruce Gold, who was concerned that the post painted him as a “villain.” Here is Celia’s heart-felt response:

It appears my previous post detailing my adventures at the Magic Castle has stirred up some distress with the performer I “assisted,” Bruce Gold. Who knew my fear of the stage would materialize into an offended magician? Just to clarify, I had a great time at the Castle. It is a place of mystery and fun, not a torture chamber or breeding ground for villains.

Gold is a charming entertainer (with a good Jewish mother), who could not have predicted that my paralyzing stage fright would be the subject of a public blog post, which was meant only to poke fun at myself.

When writing an opinion piece, you run the risk of offending people, but that was not my intention. I hope all is well on the stage and on the page.

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