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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 update

We took one of our AC breaks on June first and second grace the Showboat Casino. The weather was ideal for walking the Boadwalk and sitting on the beach. Inside the Casinos the air-conditioning was fierce and Ethel had to wear a vest at the tables.

Here is a picture of me with the Museum behind. It has been reopened but there are no exhibits to be seen. It’s portion of the old pier is being restored but the rest, behind it, is being dismantled and will no longer present a painting subject alas!

The boardwalk is still being restored after last year's storms

All that's left of the old pier

The destroyer at work

Double portrait of me. The slimmer version on the right was before dinner!

Actually the picture above was a reflection in the one-way glass facade of the "Flagship" Casino. This is last year's picture. After a months-long period of inactivity, work has recommenced and it appears to be nearing completion

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