Saturday==>It is a beautiful morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World - 79º @ 10:30am - a great way to get the weekend started.
So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, why don’t we get this posting started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event, the first preview-performance of the Off Broadway show ...
THE UNAVOIDABLE DISAPPEARANCE OF TOM DURNIN, about a white-collar criminal who attempts to reconnect with his family after serving 5-years in prison==>C<==giving it the benefit of the doubt.
In summary==>send him back to prison because he’s a lying manipulating asshole. It’s been a long time since I witnessed such a totally dislikable character on stage. The whole story line involves his draconian attempts to re-impose his will on his family and everyone else around him.
Actually none of the characters are very likable and that made the show even more of a downer.
So ... Billi Pod says==>stay far away from this show unless you are into self-flagellation.
The only positive aspect was meeting up with my theater-buddies Dian Crystal aka My Lady, Mary Maggio, and Kim before the show began.
Anyway ... hopefully today’s entertainment doubleheader will be better, starting with a new Off Broadway show down in The Village ...
3:00==>CHARLES IVES TAKE ME HOME - “When a father's love of music clashes with his daughter's passion for basketball, modernist composer Charles Ives is the perfect referee in this comedic and poignant story of dissonance, defense, and devotion.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This is playing at The Rattlestick Theatre, known for producing cutting edge works.
When the show is over I will walk back to PHC, have the usual pre-theater snack, a fruit and cheese plate, and then it will be time for the second show ...
8:00==>POTTED POTTER - “Two performers condense all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes, aided only by multiple costume changes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show had a very successful run a year ago at the Little Shubert Theatre on my block and is returning to the same venue for a second visit after a well-reviewed road tour. I saw it back then and totally enjoyed it and am really looking forward to seeing it again.
Now ... just a bit of sports ...
Last night, out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, the Yankees got back on track and beat the loathsome Boston FuckSox 4-1 behind an excellent outing from our ace CC Sabathia. Both Teixeira and Youkilis were in the lineup.
CC was back in his ace form, giving up one run and striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings. Mo got the save, in true form.
Game 2 is tonight at 7:15pm and it will be Phil Hughes (2-3) on the mound for The Bombers vs. Felix Doubrant (3-2) for The FuckSox.
OK everyone ... time to post this and then head downtown to The Village for a nice walk and wander session before my show.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.35 miles (or, 13,884 steps)
Total mileage for May==>141.99 miles (average 4.58 miles per day)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,567.47 miles (average 4.68 miles per day)
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