Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Change of Plans - Spacebar - Punk Rock - Couch Potato - The Gators

Saturday==>Good morning everyone. It is bright and cold here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. Yes, at 8:30am it was 38º, with wind chill it was down to 33º. Burrrrrrrrrr!!

In yesterday’s posting I alerted my loyal and faithful readers and followers to the fact that Billi Pod intended to spend all day/evening today, Saturday, in front of his 42” flat screen TV becoming a couch potato and watching college football.

Well ... a slight change in plans ... late last night a matinee performance of a show I have been wanting to see came up on one of my ticket services, so I immediately booked it ... meaning ...

We now need to get this posting underway, which we will do with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

SPACEBAR: A BROADWAY PLAY BY KYLE SUGARMAN about Kyle Sugarman who is a 16-year-old with a singular mission: to bring his play, Spacebar, to Broadway. Along the way, he wrestles with a number of formidable characters, including a volatile producer, an absent father, and the Captain of the Girls Swim Team. Ever closer to seeing his name in lights, Kyle searches for understanding in this comedic drama about young ambition and the need to settle scores==>A.

This was a totally enjoyable show. It is not about the space key on the computer keyboard but, rather, about a bar, in space, set in the year 9003.

It is definitely a comedic drama as it tosses some hilarious barbs at the New York “theater-world” while dealing with some serious issues like the loss of a sibling, loss of a father, loss of control over one’s creative process, and, hopefully, loss of virginity.

The cast is excellent, headed by Will Connolly in the role of Kyle. He never leaves the stage. Although his character has unrealistic expectations, he is none-the-less mostly believable and likeable.

The house was virtually full and everyone seemed to be really into the show.  

Yes, it was worth braving the cold weather to travel down to The East Village and the show very much earns its very favorable review in The New York Times.

Billi Pod says==>this was definitely worth seeing.

It is playing at The Wild Project on East 3rd Street, between Avenues A and B in The East Village, has a running time of 1:25, without intermission, but, unfortunately, the final two performances are Saturday @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm.

Even though it was cold and a bit windy I did get to the theater area in The East Village a bit early for a nice walk and wander session.

Moving on ...

This afternoon’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show down in The West Village ...

2:00==>PUNK ROCK - “In a private school outside of Manchester, England a group of highly-articulate seventeen year-olds flirt and posture their way through the day while preparing for their A-Level mock exams. With hormones raging and minimal adult supervision, nothing can mask the underlying tension that becomes increasingly pronounced as the clock ticks towards the ultimate dismissal.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

The playwright is Simon Stephens who also wrote “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night” that is currently having a highly successful run on Broadway.

This show is playing at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on Christopher Street in The West Village, has a running time of 1:50, without intermission, and runs through December 7th.

When the show is over I will subway back to the apartment and then settle in to my couch potato modality to watch college football for the remainder of the day/evening.

As you know, at 7:30pm is the Gators/Vanderbilt game from Nashville, TN, carried on SECN.

The Gators are favored by 14 1/2 points.

Whew ... now it is done. Time to post and then get ready for my afternoon show.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.40 miles (or, 7,435 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,265.64 miles (average 4.08 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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