Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tim and Scrooge/Peddler/Yankees

Saturday==>Why don’t we get this weekend posting started with ...

Billi Pod’s report on yesterday’s staged reading of ...

TIM AND SCROOGE: A Carol for a Later Christmas, it’s ten years later and Tiny Tim must depend on the ghost of Scrooge to help him set things right==>excellent score and interesting story line (remember, Billi Pod usually doesn’t assign letter grades to staged readings, unless they suck). 

IMHO it could easily be trimmed to a 90-minute one act, without intermission.

The cast of performers was excellent.

I think it will find a life, probably on tour and in regional theaters.

The weather was pretty awesome so I left early for the 1:00pm reading on West 26th Street and had a decent walk and wander session before and after the performance (stats below).

Since I had seen a show and had two good walk and wander sessions, I opted to stay in for the evening to watch game 1 of the 3-game YANKEE/RAYS series out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built.

What a major disappointment. The Yankees lost 10-5 in a 14-inning game that lasted for 5-hours and 49-minutes. In the extra innings we squandered numerous opportunities to win by failing to get a crucial hit with runners in scoring position. It was really frustrating to watch, trust your favorite blogger on this.

Oh well ... the second game is this afternoon at 1:05pm. On the mound for The Yankees will be our new ace Masahiro Tanaka (3-0) vs. Jake Odorizzi (1-3) for The Rays.

Moving on ...

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

8:30==>PEDDLING - “A young door-to-door salesman wakes up in a field, somewhere in London, surrounded by the burnt and empty remnants of the night before. With no memory, he knows he must go back to 'the very start of it all.' His attempts to retrace events lead him on a haunting journey where everything comes into question: his life, his world, and his future.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This one-man show stars Harry Melling, who played Harry Potter’s obnoxious cousin, Dudley Dursley. It has received mostly very favorable reviews.

This show is playing at the 59E59 Theatre Complex on East 59th Street, one of my favorite venues, has a running time of 1:00, without intermission, and runs though May 18th.

In closing==>Yesterday was an excellent walking day ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.14 miles (or, 11,251 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>424.61 miles (average 3.48 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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