Saturday==>We need to get today’s blog posting underway because your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, has an entertainment doubleheader scheduled for today ... so ... let’s start with ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show (I think you have a hint about what’s coming) ...
LONE STAR/LAUNDRY and BOURBON, two interrelated one act plays about life in the Lone Star State, involving redneck misbehavior as husbands and wives shoot the breeze and thank God that they didn’t grow up in Oklahoma==>D-<==as in DREADFUL!
Each one act was 55 minutes of unlikeable stereotypical trailer-trash characters getting drunk, angry and screaming and cussing at each other, in heavy deep-south accents.
The story lines, as such, were basically unbelievable and totally uninvolving. It was very unpleasant.
The unpleasantness was amplified by the fact that there were only 12 people in the audience and that felt very awkward. At the end of the first act I considered fleeing but decided to give act II a shot, as did the other 11 members of the audience. Man, I should have listened to my gut and gotten the Hell out of there.
Felt really bad for the actors because the audience response at curtain call was basically ... “OK, let’s just get the Hell outta here ASAP.”
Billi Pod says==>you are hereby warned!!
This show opened on Thursday night, is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and runs through August 26th.
So ... moving on to the details of today’s entertainment doubleheader ... starting with ...
2:00==>ATOMIC - “A musical that blasts the doors off The Manhattan Project, a Government funded program of top scientists with the task of creating the world’s first Atomic Bomb. Leo Szilard is the brains behind atomic power, but his heart has reservations. Ethics, scientific progress, and true love are tested as Leo discovers exactly what he’s capable of when someone believes in him.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show had a highly successful run in Australia before its transfer to The Big Apple. It officially opens on Sunday, is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street Block, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and runs though August 16th.
When the show is over I will come back to the apartment to watch the 4:05pm YANKEES/ORIOLES game from Baltimore, details below.
Then ... later in the evening will be the second entertainment event ...
9:15==>BETTE DAVIS AIN’T FOR SISSIES - “It’s early evening of the 1939 Academy Awards and young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Times has leaked the Oscar winners early! Newspaper in hand, the bold and defiant Bette Davis decides to leave!” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This one-person show, starring Jessica Sherr, will transfer to The East of Edinburgh Festival when its limited run here is completed. It 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 only through July 19th.
Yeah ... sounds like a fun day, doesn’t it?
Moving on to just a bit of sports ... totally for you Marty ...
Last night in Baltimore The Yankees (46-46) lost another heart breaker, this time 3-2 in 10-innings to the Division-leading Orioles (51-41). Once again we failed to get critical hits with runners in scoring position. What a frustrating season.
This afternoon @ 4:05pm is game 2 of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Yankees will be Shane Greene (1-0) vs. Chris Tillman (7-4) for The Birds.
Now ... on a positive note ... I want to share the following picture of my grandniece Josie Jadamec, who was recently a batgirl at a Rockies game in Denver. She lives in the Denver area with my niece Donna Parker.
Isn’t she darling? Love ya - mean it. Uncle Bill
OK my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... time to post this and get ready for my entertainment doubleheader ... so ...
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Total mileage for 2014==>739.50 miles (average 3.85 miles per day)
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