Tuesday==>We will get today’s posting started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s excellent entertainment event ...
In this comedy/drama the gang battles with drug use, suicide, eating disorders, bullying, rebellion, and sexual identity.
The names have been altered a bit but all of the characters and their backstory are easy to identify. “CB,” based on Charlie Brown, has lost his beloved dog and is struggling with existential questions of life and death and his sexual identity. Piano playing Schroeder is now the ostracized, “Beethoven.” Pigpen is now “Matt,” a germophobe. Sally has gone goth and Linus is “Van” a Buddhist stoner. Lucy, once the nickel psychologist, is a feisty pyromaniac who’s been sent off to an institution because she set Peppermint Patty’s hair on fire.
The young cast is totally excellent lead by Christopher Walen as CB and Chris Metz as Beethoven.
There are a lot of laughs but also some very very serious moments as the play attempts to answer the question: “who are we, really?”
I first saw this show in NYC in 2004 when it was part of the NY International Fringe Festival. I loved it back then, too.
The house was virtually sold-out and we were very much into the show.
So ...kudos go out to my friend David Lee, the Director, and the outstanding cast and crew.
Last night was the final performance but I think they are trying to get it produced at the upcoming Orlando Fringe Festival.
If so ... you gotta see this show.
My seat for the show was excellent, made even better because I was seated with Jack and Margo Dixon. We had a nice conversation before the show. They are both heavily involved in “Hillary for President,” something I have also thought about ... hummmmm ... I was involved in two statewide campaigns way back when ... so ... maybe ... anyway ...
When the show was over I Ubered back to the apartment just in time to catch the final inning of the Yankees/Astros game.
Man, how exciting, because the Yankees won 1-0 in a walk-off in the bottom of the 9th inning on a sac-fly from Carlos Beltran.
We are now tied with Toronto for first place in the AL East.
Bad news==>In all likelihood the injury to CC Sabathia’s right knee will keep him out of the rotation for the rest of the season. Bummer!!
Moving on ...
At the moment my plans for today are to remain in the cool comfortable confines of my apartment to watch some more baseball.
For the afternoon it will be the Little League World Series ... then ... for the evening it will be ...
7:05pm==>YANKEES vs. HOUSTON, from Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, in game 2 of the 3-game series.
On the mound for the Yankees (69-55) will be Ivan Nova (5-5) vs. Dallas Keuchel (14-6) for the Astros (69-57).
In closing==>Tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm I will have my first appointment with my oncologist, Raul Castilla, at his office in Altamonte Springs. In all likelihood I will not be in the mood to write anything before the appointment. I will, however, share the results in a subsequent posting, I promise.
So ... together ... let’s ...
KICK CANCER’S ASS!!
GO YANKEES AND GO GATORS!!
GO YANKEES AND GO GATORS!!
Total mileage for 2015==>963.32 miles (average 4.08 miles per day)
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