Monday, June 24, 2019
Thing That Are Making Me Happy
It was sad going to Stratford for the first time without Phil, but it still beat sitting at home. BILLY ELLIOT was amazing. An eleven year old boy does every performance (six months, 3-4 times a week) and he was sensational as was the entire production. OTHELLO is always a problematic play for me because it is hard to believe Othello would be so easily persuaded his wife was cheating. Although they framed it well as both racism and sexism at work.
PRIVATE LIVES is amusing but I most see it now as a piece of theater history. Beautiful staging and sets in all three. If you live close enough to go to Stratford, you will be rewarded.
Also saw LATE SHOW this week, which was okay but not great. Kaling's humor never quite works for me. It is always so predictable. But Emma was terrific. Actually all the acting was good and I like the writer's room insights.
Reading a Michael Robotham book, which is terrific. He is one of my favorite writers these days.
Finished FOSSE AND VERDON, which was pretty great. (FX).
Three sunny days. I think that is our record for this summer.
What about you?