Friday==>Good morning to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers out there in the boondocks, wastelands and hinterlands.
Let’s get today’s posting started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ... the Off Broadway show ...
LANCELOT, about Ryan who is a quiet young man with a good job, a steady girlfriend, and a nice, normal life in Oklahoma – that is, until Ginger arrives. With Ginger come memories of a wanton and wildly creative boy Ryan thought he had buried ten years ago==>B
Frankly, this show grew on me as the convoluted story line developed. In the first 10-minutes I kept thinking ... man, when is this gonna end? ... but I became more involved as the show progressed and the characters were developed.
As I said, the story line has many plot twists, some totally unforeseen and others right off the cliche-train. I don’t want to go into any more details for fear of spoiling it for those of my loyal and faithful readers and followers who are thinking about seeing the show.
The acting is mostly excellent but I do have a major quibble with the actress Romy Nordlinger, playing Ginger, who delivered many of her lines in a soft whisper, making it extremely difficult to understand and follow. This wasn’t helped by the seating configuration of The Gym and the blocking that has the performers delivering lines while their backs are turned to about 50% of the audience.
I was seated next to my friend Kim, who gave it a B-.
Billi Pod says==>it is worth seeing.
This show just opened, is playing at The Gym at Judson Memorial Church in the West Village, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through August 29th.
I headed down to The Village about 90 minutes early for the show so I could have a nice walk and wander session in the NYU area. The weather was awesome.
When my show was over the weather was still great so I opted to walk back to my apartment building on West 42nd Street, a distance of a little over 2-miles.
This mileage and the walk and wander session helped me record 6.02 miles for the day. Not bad.
Moving on to today ...
Having a late lunch with some of my AA buds (you know who you are) and then for the evening is a Fringe Festival show ...
8:45==>COMING: A ROCK MUSICAL OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS - “Jesus returns as Josh, a youth with a heart of gold, who spreads his message of love by competing on ‘American Icon.’ Damian, a glam/pop megastar suffers a blow from God and seeks revenge through His son. The Glamageddon ensues.” (Fringe Festival - full price ticket)
This show is playing at Theatre 80 on St. Mark’s Place in The East Village, has a running time of 2:25, with intermission, and the remaining performance date is Friday, August 22nd @ 2:00pm.
For your information==>The New York International Fringe Festival (FF) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues, with 1,200 performances. Ticket price is only $18.
This is the festival’s 18th anniversary. I have attended shows each year since 1998.
I have another FF show booked for Sunday afternoon and will probably schedule a handful of shows next week before the festival closes on the 24th.
Now ... moving on to the sports scene ... for you Marty ...
Tonight at 7:05pm, at that disgrace known as Tropicana Field, The Yankees (61-58) will begin a 3-game series against The Rays (60-61).
On the mound for The Yankees will be Brandon McCarthy (4-1) vs. Alex Cobb (7-6) for The Rays.
In closing ... I am happy to report that the just launched SEC Network will be carried locally on Time Warner, channels 79 and 80, and will feature both Timmy Tebow and former ‘Bama QB Greg McElroy as analysts.
This is totally AWESOME because, as many of you know, Billi Pod is a huge college football fan and there ain’t a better Conference than the SEC.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Total mileage for 2014==>898.94 miles (average 3.98 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”