Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Wednesday==>On this first day of Spring here in the Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, it is bright and 34º @ 10:00am.

Billi Pod has a doubleheader scheduled for today so we will have to get this posting done a bit earlier than usual ... starting with his report card on last night’s entertainment event ...

HONKY, the comedic look at five people, white and black, as they navigate the muddy waters of race, advertising and basketball shoes==>A-

In yesterday’s posting I referred to this show as a musical ... well I was mistaken. It is a straight play.

I found this one-act comedy/drama to be funny, troubling and thought-provoking. The N-word is very much in play along with almost every imaginable racial stereotype and this bordered on the uncomfortable at times.

The rather convoluted storyline ends with all of the major characters becoming spokespersons for a new drug that will cure/prevent racism. It has a slogan: "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!"

The show is extremely well-acted and the staging is exceptional for the small Urban Stages space.

There was an invited after-theater dinner scheduled for about 80% of the audience, who were mostly in their 50s and 60s and dressed in suits for the guys and fancy dresses for the females. I became very involved in watching their reaction(s) during the show. Most were laughing-out-loud but some had horrified expressions on their botoxed faces.

The show received a very favorable review in The New York Times and as a result it has been extended a week past its scheduled April 7th closing date.

Yes ... the show is worth seeing.

Today is another entertainment doubleheader for your favorite blogger ... starting with ... 

2:00==>THE LYING LESSON - “In a remote seaside village in Maine, a woman who may or may not be a legendary movie star (Bette Davis) shows up to buy the home of an elderly couple. She is escorted by a young local woman who appears never to have heard of her. A hilarious and unsettling homage to memory, identity and truth-telling.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This two-person show, written by Craig Lucas, has received very mixed reviews from the local critics.

Then for the evening is something a bit different ... 

8:00==>WUNDERKAMMER - CIRCA - “The sexy Australian neocircus troupe returns with a breathtaking spectacle, full of innovative genre-bending pieces of sheer physical poetry.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

I don’t know what “neocircus” means but the above is a direct quote from the press blurb about the show. It is playing downtown in the West Village @ NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it looks like another interesting and diverse entertainment schedule for your favorite blogger.

In closing==>no word yet from the leasing office in response to my counteroffer. God, I hate this!!

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.83 miles (or, 6,196 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,251.46  miles 


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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