I’m So Sorry

I’m So Sorry

(And now, I really *do* have to apologize, for ear-worming you with Uncle Albert…) Last weekend, we went to see the play Sorry, by Richard Nelson, at the Studio Theatre.  This play is part of the Apple Family Cycle — four plays that are each set on a specific date. Each play involves a gathering of the Apple Family (three sisters, their brother, their uncle, and a boyfriend), centering around a meal.  Each play unfolds in close to...

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My Life as a Restaurant Critic (Not Really!)

My Life as a Restaurant Critic (Not Really!)

One of the great things about living in the greater Washington DC area is the number of classes one can take.  There are adult ed offerings at all the major universities, plus all sorts of special programs offered through trade associations and other groups.  Alas, my time is limited like anyone else’s, so I don’t get to do as many things as I’d like, but I always keep a close eye on what’s happening at the Smithsonian,...

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Not Dead Yet

Not dead.  Not carried off by the camelback crickets that insist on taking refuge on the ground level of our home (and some of them are HUGE this year!) Not king yet. But, um, where did the past ten days go? Let’s see… We had houseguests visiting from Canada — the charming Julie Czerneda (in the midst of her book launch tour for A PLAY OF SHADOW) and her husband, Roger.  They arrived with flavored coffees (blueberry! maple!)...

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A Vacation By Any Other Name

Oh.  Wait.  I *was* on vacation.  That *was* its name 🙂 I spent last week in Ashland, Oregon, attending the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with my husband, my college roommate, and her family.  We saw seven plays in four days — a matinee and evening show every day but one (when we just had an evening performance).  The plays are all performed in repertory, so we got to see many of the actors multiple times.  (We also saw two understudies who...

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The Best Sort of Theater

Make that “the best sort of ‘theatre'” because virtually every acting company in DC that has the-a-ter in its name uses the British spelling… Friday evening, we headed downtown for Studio Theatre’s (see?) production of BELLEVILLE by Amy Herzog.  Why, yes, you might have noted we shifted our subscription to Saturday matinees.  Why, yes, you might have noted that a Friday night is not a Saturday matinee.  Why, yes,...

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