Thursday, March 21, 2013

Yesterday’s Doubleheader==>Good & Bad.

Thursday==>Billi Pod has a doubleheader scheduled for today, rather unusual for a Thursday, so let’s get this posting started with his reports cards on yesterday’s entertainment doubleheader, which was a mixed bag, starting with ... 

THE LYING LESSON, about the legendary Bette Davis buying property in Maine==>D

I found this show to be boring, poorly acted, with two totally unlikeable characters. Carol Kane’s (Bette Davis) gravely voice was grating and annoying. I fled at intermission, along with a horde of others.

I was seated next to my theater-buddy Marty Kosarik aka The Dozer and he opted to stay. He later texted me that the second act was definitely better than the first and he gave it, in his words, “a strong B.”

Oh, well ... different strokes ... or whatever ...

Fortunately, the second part of the doubleheader was much much better ...

WANDERKAMMER - CIRCA - “The sexy Australian neocircus troupe performs==>A

It was a totally enjoyable combination of contemporary dance, acrobatics and performance art. The athleticism, male and female, is amazing.

The Theatre @ the NYU Skirball Center was virtually full. My comp. seat was in the rear balcony, the last row, but no big deal because the sight line was satisfactory.

The show runs through Sunday and is definitely worth seeing.

Moving on to today’s entertainment doubleheader ...

1:00==>THE ERIC WHITACRE SINGERS @ Alice Tully Hall - “Eric Whitacre, the rock star of choral composers, leads his hand-picked chamber choir in his own music plus Bach and modern American composers.” (concert - complimentary ticket)

Of course, I have no idea where my comp. seat will be but that will not be a problem because there really are no bad seats in Alice Tully Hall.

When the concert is over I am gonna check out a couple apartment buildings in the Lincoln Center area.

Then for the evening will be a one-man show at The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre down in the West Village ...

7:00==>BUYER AND CELLAR - “Alex, a struggling actor in L.A., has taken a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? This outrageous comedy is about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket).

Sounds interesting doesn’t it?

So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers. It is time to post this and then get ready to head out to The Upper Westside for my concert.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.65 miles (or, 10,170 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,256.11 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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