Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This Is Our Youth - Phoenix - Sports (but not for Marty)

Tuesday==>Let’s get today's posting started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Broadway show ...

THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Kenneth Lonergan's comedy/drama about three very lost young souls in the Upper Westside of New York in 1982, who are struggling to find themselves and trying to deal with the everyday demands of social interactions and relationships, starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin==>A-

Michael Cera gives an award-worthy performance as Warren, a character that is not easy to like, while Kieran Culkin’s Dennis, the manipulative petty drug dealer, controls the flow of energy onstage most of the time.

Tavi Gevinson, as Jessica, Warren’s “love” interest, develops as the show progresses and the final scene between she and Warren is very emotional.

As might be expected from Lonergan, profanity spews from the mouths of the three young characters and, of course, drugs and teenage angst are integral to the story line.

The set is totally amazing.

I found the show, as a whole, to be extremely well-acted and very emotionally involving ... so ... 

Billi Pod says==>see this show.

The show is in previews, opens on September 11th, is playing at the Cort Theatre on West 48th Street, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and tickets are on sale through January 4, 2015.

Before the show and at intermission I had a nice running conversation with a very pleasant 70s guy, George Jones, seated to my right. He was born in Ft. Myers, FL, but now lives just outside of Atlanta. George and his wife are about to embark on a cruise across The Pond and then spend some time in Paris.

He said he would check out this blog when they return to the states ... so==>hope you guys had a great time.

Moving on to today ...

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

8:00==>PHOENIX - “When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has to say to him: ‘one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again.’ Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. Both are forced to consider a whole new world of possibility, though not one free of difficulty and loss.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show opened to very mixed reviews, is playing at the Cherry Lane Theatre in The West Village, has a running time of 90 minutes, without intermission, and runs through August 28th.

Moving on ...

Monday’s errands and chores were mostly done in-house and took longer than anticipated, meaning, I didn’t have my usual walk and wander session ... meaning ... yesterday’s mileage was only==>3.06 miles.

Gasp ... yeah, I know ... hopefully your favorite blogger can get back on schedule today.

Now ... moving on to some sports ... but not for Marty since he has been totally ignoring my efforts to keep him involved sports-wise ... anyway ...

Last night at Kansas City The Yankees (68-61) continued their winning-streak by beating The Royals (72-58) 8-1 in a makeup game that featured an excellent outing from Michael Pineda and, for a change, the long ball ... yep ... 3 HRs.

Tonight at 7:08pm is the first game of a crucial 3-game series against The Tigers (70-59), in Detroit. On the mound for The Bronx Bombers will be Brandon McCarthy (5-2) vs. Rick Porcello (14-6) for The Tigers.

I hope that you loyal and faithful readers and followers remember that Billi Pod==>HATES TIGERS!!

OK ... time to post this and then finish the leftover items on yesterday’s errands and chores list ... so ... 

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.06 miles (or, 6,681 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>953.65 miles (average 4.02 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.”

1 comment:

Lisa Jones Dobbs said...

I was at the play with my dad on Monday night and he enjoyed meeting you. They left on the Queen Mary yesterday.