Thursday, May 1, 2014

17 Orchard Point/The Few/Yankees

Thursday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, yesterday was a totally nasty rainy cold barfy day. It rained all day and all night, meaning ... your favorite blogger didn’t leave the warm and cozy confines of PHC except for his Off Broadway show (details below) at the Theatre Row Complex just a few steps away from his apartment building.

Yeah ... didn’t finish my errands and chores list nor did I log in my usual walking mileage. Oh well ... today is another day.

And, speaking of today ... it started off very iffy because it was gloomy and foggy at 9:00am. Happily, at 12:30pm it has cleared up and it is sunny and a balmy 70ยบ ... so ... we need to get this posting started with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ... 

7 ORCHARD POINT, the “dark comedy” about a detached mother who returns to Cleveland to reunite with her daughter - they must now face the realities of a long-hidden “family” secret==>B

There is decent acting from the 2-person cast, Michele Pawk as the mother and Stephanie DiMaggio as the daughter. Dimaggio is also the co-author.

The story line is much more dark than comedic and just borders on believability, and, the overbearing foul-mouthed mother gets old rather quickly.

The set is absolutely terrific, one of the very best I have ever seen in an Off Broadway venue.

This so-called “dark comedy” is still in previews, is playing at the Theatre Row Complex on my block, has a running time of 1:25, without intermission, and runs through May 24th.

Moving on ...

Billi Pod’s entertainment event for the evening is an Off Broadway show ...

8:00==>THE FEW - “Four years ago Bryan abandoned his labor of love, a newspaper for truckers. Now he’s returned – with no word of where he’s been – and things have changed. His former lover is filled with rage, his new coworker is filled with incessant adoration, and his paper is filled with personal ads. As he considers giving up for good, Bryan searches for what he couldn’t find on the road: a way to keep faith in humanity.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show is still in previews, it opens on May 8th, is playing at The Rattlestick Theatre in The West Village, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through June 8th.

The Rattlestick is known for producing works that fall within the “either loved it or hated it” category.

My plans are to leave a bit early for the show in order to do some major walking and wandering in The Village.

Closing with a sports update for Marty ...

Last night’s YANKEES/SEATTLE game out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, was rained out and will be made up later.

Tonight’s game is at 7:05pm and on the mound for The Bronx Bombers will be Hiroki Kuroda (2-2) vs. Roenis Elias (1-2) for The Mariners

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, time to post this and then head out to The Food Emporium across the street for some major restocking.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>1.12 miles (or, 2,466 steps)

Total mileage for April==>111.86 miles (average 3.78 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2014==>414.44 miles (average 3.45 miles per day)


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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