Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I really enjoyed this at the Met last night. An utterly batshit opera filled with dreadful people doing perverse things. Karita Mattila is quite good, in a role which would seem to be impossibly hard. But the Dance of the Seven Veils looked like Madonna's "Material Girl" video from the early eighties. And that kinda took me out of the experience. And I know that they're supposed to be the Angel of Death...but what's with all the creepy looking ducks upstage left?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
OK, so I wrote a play where people consume onstage - macaroni and cheese, green beans, spinach salad, ham biscuits, iced tea and water. There's dessert in the script but we don't get to it. So, today we used food - and of course last night I was thinking why did I write a play where people eat so much onstage? This is fraught with disaster. Fortunately, my cast doesn't have any weird dietary restrictions. No one started choking, though Florence did have a great big mouthful of ham biscuit and then had a devil of a time getting the whole line out. And you know what? Food today was really good. The cast loved it. Then we had to break for lunch but no one was really hungry. Well, I was. I was just sitting there watching people eat.