I spent the last weekend in New York City. It was my first time in the city that never sleeps and it was wonderful. While I was there I took in three shows, most of which were fantastic. I also worked on completing the books I started last week. I should get The Devil’s Picnic finished early this week and I’ll replace it with T.H.E. Hill’s Voices Under Berlin: The Tale of Monterey Mary which is a preview copy.
While in NYC I took in Equus, Marry Poppins, and August: Osage County. The last two were amazing, Mary Poppins gets great kudos for the technical wonderment. It included a bed made out of a cloth and Poppins sliding up a banister. Equus (written by Peter Shaffer) was not very good. Daniel Radcliffe wasn’t any good in the show (I must say I really wasn’t surprised by this) but then the woman playing Nurse was awful. Then on top of that the lighting was probably done by a 5 year old. August: Osage Country (written by Tracy Latts – and won the Pulitzer Prize) was perhaps the best show I’ve ever seen. It was amazing, if you get a chance to see or read it you must!
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Did you like Bert making his way up the side of the curtain and across the ceiling?