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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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Pterrifying Pterosaurs

AMNH has opened its  state-of-the-art exhibit on the subject of the extinct flying reptiles, pterosaurs. Their coming and going is told mainly in the labels to the relatively few fossils that have been found but there are two mini film theatres and microscopes  to help explain it all. Best of all, for kids of all ages, there are four giant interactive screens where you get to fly your own pterosaur! You can make him flap or glide as you will and even make him dive for fish. Or, (On another screen) you can do the flapping and gliding and the screen animal will follow your movements! Careful! though. Some of them had wing spans of 30 feet or more and the largest had a wing bone bigger than an elephant’s ankle:

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No canary tones here!

No canary tones here!

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Brilliant panorama from the imagination!

Brilliant panorama from the imagination!

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Biggest flying monster of all time

Biggest flying monster of all time

 

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