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    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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R & R at Atlantic City

 

Since I am still hobbling a little bit, Christine and I took our folding chairs to Atlantic City and sat on the beach and enjoyed two inactive days in the sun. I leisurely sketched while Christine read her book.  On the second day, Christine’s niece, Stefanie, and her husband, David, came to join us from a nearby town where they were vacationing. We all shared a long-drawn-out dinner of mussels, clams and calamari, with appropriate wines. Most enjoyable!

The view from our room

The view from our room

 

This one is still in business

This one is still in business

 

1972 vintage

1972 vintage

 

Christine leaning on it!

Christine leaning on it!

 

David at dinner

David at dinner

 

Festive Boardwalk

Festive Boardwalk

On our way to the sand and sea

On our way to the sand and sea

The End

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One Response

  1. Looks like you had a great time! Nice pictures

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