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  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.

             

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SOCHI in Grand Central Station

I took the subway to Grand Central yesterday  (Sunday 23rd Feb.) to see some of the returning USA medalists who were being featured by several corporations. Naturally the place was crowded and the line for their autographs was hours long. I grabbed what pictures I could through the throng.

In addition to the athletes themselves, there were an number of exhibits which simulated the thrills of their achievements.

Incidentally, The Oyster Bar is closed temporarily–The landmark tiled ceiling is being restored.

Click on the pictures for detail:

The featured Medalists

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Poster

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Poster

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autographing

autographing

Close-ups . . .Noelle

Close-ups . . .Noelle

. . . . Sacha

. . . . Sasha

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Dress worn by Kristi Yamagouchi

Dress worn by Kristi Yamaguchi

Two visitors competing on the "Downhill' simulator

Two visitors competing on the “Downhill’ simulator

Welcoming smile from one of the staff

Welcoming smile from one of the staff

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One Response

  1. Great pictures. Thanks for the heads up on the Oyster Bar, one of my favorite lunch spots.

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