Friday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers out there in the morass known as cyberspace, the countdown to the weekend is underway.
So ... we will get today’s posting underway with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
BURYING THE HATCHET, the relationship between screenplay writer, Edward Larson, and his trophy wife, Eleanor, is on the rocks after the accidental death of Sir Henry Hatchet III (Eleanor's prized show cat). To make matters worse, Edward's agent, Charlie Wiseman, made a deadly deal with a major movie studio owned by the mafia, turning one weekend at the Larson's summer home into a series of madcap mishaps and misunderstandings==>A-
This was a totally enjoyable evening of comedic farce that was laugh-inducing from the first on-stage line until the final scene of uncontrolled mayhem.
In the end no one dies (or do they?).
The staging is excellent and the set is impressive.
The acting is stellar, headed by Harry Lipstein as the writer Larson and Cobus Cooper Gomes as the agent Wiseman.
Gomes is also the writer, director and producer of the show. Wow!!
The audience was really into the show and your favorite blogger can say that he left the theatre with a big smile on his face.
Billi Pod says==>see this if you can. I am rather confident it will be extended again.
This well reviewed comedy is playing at The Snapple Theatre on West 50th Street, has a running time of 1:30, with intermission, and runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays through August 28th, at present.
Moving on ...
Billi Pod’s entertainment plans for today are still in flux at the moment. He does have scheduled the following staged reading ...
3:00==>GAY CARD - “Freshly out of the closet, Logan Kappler starts college knowing three things: he is gay, gay people are awesome, and because of that, people will now think he is awesome. His peers don’t see it that way. Someone as uncool as Logan cannot be gay. Undeterred, Logan begins a quest to prove his identity, earn his gay card, and get the awesome college life he always dreamed of.” (Staged reading - complimentary ticket)
This reading is being performed at The Loft @ The Judson Gym in The West Village. The running time is 1:50 but I don’t know if it is with or without intermission.
My plans are to leave a bit early for the reading in order to have a walk and wander session down in The Village and then, weather permitting, I will walk back to the apartment when the reading is over.
Frankly, I am uncertain about what I will do for the evening. Am considering several Fringe Festival shows or just staying in to watch the YANKEES/WHITE SOX game ... so ... stay tuned.
We will close this with just a bit of sports ...
Yesterday afternoon out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, The Yankees (64-61) beat The Astros (54-74) 3-0, behind a complete game from Brandon McCarthy. We avoided being swept by the lowly Astros.
With the win we remain barely alive in the hunt for the second wild-card spot.
Tonight @ 7:05pm, at the stadium, is the first game of a 3-game series against The Chicago White Sox (59-68). On the mound for The Yankees will be rookie Shane Greene (3-1) vs. John Danks (9-8) for The Sox.
Yesterday was another good walking day, bolstered by some serious in-apartment walking during the Yankees/Astros game and the Little League World Series games.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Total mileage for 2014==>934.70 miles (average 4.01 miles per day)
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