Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Walk About New York - Absolution (barf)

Tuesday==>We need to get today’s posting underway because your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, has a somewhat “different” entertainment event scheduled for the early afternoon.

What is it, I know you are all anxiously asking your inner selves? 

Well ... inner selves ... these are the details ...

1:00==>WALK ABOUT NEW YORK: Subway Art Tour - “From the edge of Greenwich Village, up to the edge of Harlem and back down to the Village, the Subway Art Tour will take you on a most unusual journey. You will discover that part of New York City that very few have the opportunity to see: art underground.” (event - complimentary ticket)

I will be participating in this “event” with Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka Whatever. Actually, Marty and I will be there to support Dian who will be taking her first ride on a subway in a long long time ... yeah ... since 1972, according to Marty.

The tour lasts between 2 1/2 hours and 3 hours. We are to meet our tour guide at the glass and metal canopy of the Union Square subway entrance on East 14th Street.

Sounds interesting doesn’t it?

At the moment my plans for this evening are in flux ... so ... stay tuned.

Moving on to ...

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

ABSOLUTION, the story of two bankers, their lovers, and the things they love the most: money, power, and satisfaction. As their fast-paced games unfold, a thrilling spiral of ambition, love and betrayal unravels==>AD<==as in ABSOLUTELY DREADFUL.

It has been a long time since your favorite blogger disliked a show as much as he did this one.

The so-called story line is basically incomprehensible with much of it being “developed” in expositions from the actors facing the increasingly confused audience.

Each of the 4 characters lies and schemes, thinking ultimately of their own self-interest.

The lead character, Angelo, the banker/financier, played by Pedro Carmo, comes across as an overbearing pontificating asshole.

The only barely likeable and believable character is Ethan, the young banker, played by Ethan Saks.

Yes, it was one of those so-called “dark comedies” that was mostly dark and not funny at all.

This was the first preview performance and the audience gave the cast a very lackluster round of applause at curtain call.

IMHO the playwright, Christopher B. Latro, needs to fall to his knees and pray to The Theater Gods for absolution for this piece of garbage.

Billi Pod says==>you are hereby warned.

It is playing at St. Luke’s Theatre on West 46th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through February 28th.

On this happy note ... it is time to post this and then get ready for this afternoon’s adventure.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.08 miles (or, 6,734 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,350.17  miles (average 4.03 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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