Take Me Out to the … Theater
Well, no one can accuse us of being one-track, here in Klaskyville! Our weekend spliced together a bunch of our favorite things, including:
- On Friday, dinner at Rustico, a restaurant that is just a few blocks from the house. We split appetizers (including the killer “Risotto Tots”, which are pretty much the perfect adult answer to Ore-Ida), I enjoyed the trout on a bed of farro, and then we split the S’more Cheesecake. Splitting the dessert was probably a good idea, because I could have eaten about half a dozen of them. I might never have walked again, but I would have rolled out of there a very happy woman.
- On Saturday, a ball game at Nationals Park. After a 1.25-hour rain delay, they finally took to the field. Jordan Zimmermann gave up two runs in the top of first, and we settled in for a loooooong afternoon/evening, but the team came right back in the bottom of the first, and handily won the game. My baseball cap’s record goes unsullied.
- On Sunday, an incredible production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Studio Theater. The tickets were expensive and parking was a pain when we got to the theater. The ushers were oddly off-kilter (sending us to our seats by way of some unmarked back stairs, then nearly losing us in the pitch black of the theater as they didn’t quite lead us to our seats.) Some of the audience members were … not used to theater (talking out loud for large parts of the show), and one guy in the back had a constant cough. In other words, it should have been a disastrous day at the theater. But it wasn’t. It was magical. The production was incredible, the performers were superb, and I found myself getting really emotional at the end of the second act (which is all about the cost of being an artist, of creating a foundation to support an artistic career, and of having the courage to change artistic directions.) So, it was worth it — all the hassles. And then some.
In between, there was reading, and knitting and televisioning and scritching kitties. So, really a lovely weekend. Which makes it just that much harder to settle down and write today.
But write, I must. I’m drafting the penultimate chapter of ALWAYS RIGHT! Onwards!