Horse Play the musical..fun show ! War Horse(s) and Hair it isn't. It borrows shamelessly from several musicals. Some voices better than others. Could be cut a bit. But what a NYC story. Amish carriage driver meets Jewish Animal rights activist...who could ask for anything more..
Double Heart tells the story of Beatrice and Benedick before Much Ado about Nothing. It is brilliantly written in Iambic Pentameter, well acted and short. Kudos to the author and cast. It would make a great family friendly matinee for any company producing Much Ado in the evening. En route home we tried Mancora, a Peruvian Restaurant I would point out from the HOHO buses near the Indian Restaurants on East 6th Street. Great food and atmosphere. I would return.
Hat told the back story of the author/star who performed in A Chorus Line for over 2000 different performances. I was hoping to hear more of that but since she couldn't get the rights to use the music or lines it focused more on her parents' lives. Interesting.
Today I did my first volunteer stint. I signed up because it was a good time for me. I didn't know what was playing until I arrived. Turns out, it was a show I wanted to see called Occupy Olympics and because it wasn't totally sold out, I was able to see it. Fun modern take on a Greek Play with Music by Elizabeth Swados. Wonder what my niece the classics grad student would think about it. She always sees relevance in the classics today.
Occupy Olympus: based on 'Plutus, god of Wealth'
Magis Theatre Company
Writer: Aristophanes, adapted by the Ensemble, Music by Elizabeth Swados
Director: George Drance
Blind gods beggin'. Blues music wailin'. Fiscal cliffs loomin'. And Joan Rivers…Aristophanes style. Join the movement, as we re-finance a 2500 year-old crisis and take on Zeus and the Olympian 1%. "Imaginative…delightful…daring" – NewYork Times
1h 30m Local New York, NY
Enroute back from the theatre I passed a Tom Otterness sculpture, a wonderful rooftop house and a branch of Joe's Pizza near Trader Joe's.