Saturday, March 26, 2016

Quote from Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Margaret in Tennessee William's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof:
You can be young without money, but you can't be old without it. You've got to be old with money because to be old without it is just too awful, you've got to be one or the other, either young or with money, you can't be old and without it. - That's the truth...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quote from Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic

Lillian in Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic:
When I was your age, I realized I had to make some choices. I had a promising career, a child, and a husband; and, believe me, if you have all three, and you're very conscientious, you still have to choose your priorities. So I gave some serious thought to what was important to me. And what was important to me was a career I could be proud of and successfully bringing up a child. So the first thing that had to go was pleasing my husband, because he was a grown-up and could take care of himself. Yes, baby, everything did take work; but it was worthwhile. I never dreamed I'd be this successful. And I have a perfectly lovely daughter. Baby, I have a full, rich life. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

"This Bitter Earth" Earworm

Yesterday, I spent a wonderful afternoon at the NYC Ballet enjoying a program of 21st Century Choreographers including Ash, This Bitter Earth, The Infernal Machine, Jeux, and Paz De La Jolla

Since then, the sun has gone down. 

Night has passed. 

But my This Bitter Earth earworm continues...

Remix of Dinah Washington's This Bitter Earth and Max Richter's On the Nature of Daylight - Shutter Island Soundtrack

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Nicki Cochrane Has Seen More Theater Than Any Other Theatergoer in the Universe

I recently read about Nicki Cochrane and Matīss Kaža's Kickstarter documentary campaign.

And honestly, I am curious about Ms. Cochrane. I want to take her to a show, then enjoy a nice meal with her as we chat about the theater. 

So, who is Nicki Cochrane? 

She is a 77 year old theaterlover who goes to 11 theater shows each week (despite alienation from her children and many many conflicts with theater staff). She can be seen outside NYC theaters holding a "One Ticket Please" sign. 

For her, theater is nourishing. And I understand that.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Quote from Jen Silverman's "Still"

Morgan in Jen Silverman's Still
I despise weak women. I despise weak anyone, but I especially despise weak women. Ones who are overcome by sentiment. Ones who, in the face of tragedy, do not have the courage and the self-worth to say: I did my best. I tried my hardest.This is not my fault. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Quote from Lillian Hellman's "The Children's Hour"

Karen in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour:
Ah, what happens between people, happens, and after a while it doesn't much matter how it started. But there it is. I'm here. You're there. We're in a room we've been in so many times before. Nothing seems changed. My hand looks just the same, my face is just the same, even my dress is old. I'm nothing too much: I'm like everybody else, the way I always was. I can have the things that other people have. I can have you, and children, and I can take care of them, and I can go to market, and read a book, and people will talk to me --- Only I can't. And I don't know why. Go home, darling. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Somebody Likes Today's Snow!

Tian Tian:

Friday, January 22, 2016

BroadwayCon - January 22 - January 24

I have been looking at the scheduled for BroadwayCon for days now...going back and forth on whether I should attend. I am surprised at the demographic for the weekend. According to the NYT, nearly 80 percent of the registrants are female; 75 percent are from outside the state of New York; and 50 percent are 30 or younger. Not entirely my demographic. 

Ultimately, the imminent blizzard / snowstorm has decided for me. 

But tonight, as I scroll through Twitter and the schedule for the weekend, I still wonder...