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    November 3rd. Saw the much acclaimed “The Nap” by Brian Bean. By coincidence, Christine and I watched the world snooker championship on the BBC while we were in London last May; the play is about an elaborate con pulled on the championships. Billed as a comedy, it has, in the cast, a transvestite Mrs. Malaprop. The actor/actress playing the part did not have the timing to make the most of the mis-pronounced humour. There was a very clever coordination between the real table on which the contestants played (one of whom was a real snooker champion) and the screen above  it showing the action. The con included a somewhat unconvincing fake execution which scuttled the comedy in my view.

    October 3. Attended a beautiful memorial to the late Robert Mann at the Manhattan School of Music. The highlight was  sandwiched  between Mozart and Faure – Robert Mann’s setting of The Swedish Match Girl. The story was narrated By his 96 -year-old widow, Lucy. The piano quartet included Nicholas Mann, Robert’s son.

     Ocober 8. Susan and went to the 92nd Street Y to see a pre-screening of the film “The Oath” followed by a question and answer period by the author/director and a well-known television personality. Susan was,  I think, impressed–it is an obvious Liberal political piece–I was put off by the gratuitous violence and expletive-heavy dialogue.

    October 9. Susan, Christine and I saw a most-marvelous production of Chekov’s “Uncle Vanya” at The Kaye Playhouse. The action was brilliantly played out by the actors in the pit of the theatre with the audience rising in tiers all around them.

    All the actors were superb, but Jay O. Sanders in the title role gave a commanding performance and the audience was spell-bound from beginning to end.

     

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“Fish” in the East Village

Last Wednesday, Julia and Roger, dear friends that they are, drove into Manhattan after their workday was over to take us to dinner at a restaurant of our choice. We thought they might be intrigued if we introduced them to our favourite fish restaurant in the Village: “Fish” on Bleeker street, where you can see your oysters being freshly shucked in the window! We all dined on Lobster, oysters, mussels and octopus salad!

After a glass of wine on the balcony, we set off on the “Q” line and changed to the “F” line for a fifteen minute ride to Washington Square, where I managed to forget where the elevator was!
I led them up and down the platform several times before we escaped in the urine-perfumed lift. But, once on the surface, all was forgiven; the East village was alive and well–shops, bars and even the pizza place was bustling. I had a sinking feeling that we would have to wait for a table but, no, when we arrived at “Fish” a vacant table for four was strategically located in the window (not the one where the oysters are shucked).

Julia and Christine

 

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High-tech selfie–Roger has the longest arm!

 

Christine and I join the toast . . .

 

“–the time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings – and why the sea is boiling hot- and whether pigs have wings . . . .
Unlike the Walrus’s friends, our oysters came with a complimentary glass of wine!

 

Returning sated on the “Q” line

 

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Roger  and Julia, thank you for a joyous evening!

 

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One Response

  1. Thanks for sharing… even the lift 😄 Nereida

    On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 2:03 PM Thompson’s Travels wrote:

    > Ben Thompson posted: “Last Wednesday, Julia and Roger, dear friends that > they are, drove into Manhattan after their workday was over to take us to > dinner at a restaurant of our choice. We thought they might be intrigued if > we introduced them to our favourite fish restaurant in” >

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