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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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Exuberance on Park Avenue

The artwork of Niki de Saint Phalle

               At 10’oclock, a.m. or  thereabouts, I judged the sun would be slanting at the right angle to light up the humourous art pieces which have been installed in the central divider at the intersections of Park Avenue from about 52nd to 60th. Although the treatment is ‘modern’, the artist has captured uninhibited joy in her figures and this transmits easily to the viewer. Here are my pictures:

Don’t forget to click on the pictures for maximum detail. 

Gay abandon!























Danger overhead!





If you feel like getting an uplift, this exhibition is for you. And, its free!






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