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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!

     

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Atlantic City

Ethel’s rewards program earned us two free nights at the “Showboat”. Tolls and gas make the outing less “free” than it used to be. The cost of road tolls, which have become a sneaks way of increasing taxes without victims realising it, is now significant. They have crept up to about $25 for the round trip to AC! But, we had one perfect day for walking and picture taking and while I was doing that, Ethel won $50 in the Casino.

Romance on the dunes

Romance on the dunes

 

current view of the boardwalk . . . . .

current view of the boardwalk . . . . .

 

 . . . . . Future views. A massive new construction at the north end of the boardwalk

. . . . . Future views. A massive new construction at the north end of the boardwalk

 

AC3

View from the pier

View from the pier

 

Oldstyle entertainment

Oldstyle entertainment

 

Flotsam? Jetsam?

Flotsam? Jetsam?

 

Fishermen's view of AC

Fishermen's view of AC

 

But even archaic survival systems have individual losers

But even archaic survival systems have individual losers

 

Sweet shop on the pier

Sweet shop on the pier

 

The beach crowds have left for the winter

The beach crowds have left for the winter

 

Shepherds pie and Bass ale tonight. Hurrah!

Shepherds pie and Bass ale tonight. Hurrah!

Irish pub ambience

Irish pub ambience

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