The Great Plotnik

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Empty Seats

Friday night, Plot and Duck went to their favorite playhouse to see a show they didn't much care for -- bleak, 'way too bleak. The interesting thing was that the show was fighting the Geez game against the Tomahawk Choppers -- this is what the house looked like just a few minutes before curtain. The theater ended up with a half-full audience, which is pretty good considering the competition.

When Plot picked up his tickets the woman behind the desk had the Geez game running on her computer. "We're up 4-0!" she exulted, and others in the room nodded knowingly, because with a 4-0 lead and Matt Cain pitching, the Giants couldn't lose.

Wrong. Plot got in the car after the show, turned on the radio and was surprised to hear the game still on. At that point the Tomahawk center fielder hit a home run in the eleventh inning to win the ballgame. So all those people who wasted their time at the stadium could have come to the playhouse if they just wanted to get depressed.

Last night was Tracy Letts' new show "Superior Donuts," written just after "August: Osage County." You can read the SF Theater Blog review here. It's pretty good.

The Geez play again this afternoon. You never dare give up on these guys. They win when they should lose and lose when they should win. They'll take 2 out of 3 though, and that's all they need this round.


At 1:08 PM, Blogger notthatlucas said...

"Geez?" I guess that's better than the "Braindeads," but not as funny. I'm glad you have faith in them - mine is stretched a bit thin right now. Today is a big game.

And that first play did indeed sound bleak. Now I'm off to read about the second one.

At 8:36 PM, Anonymous jj-aka-pp said...

Braves, Braves, Braves.....I am waffling between being SOOOOO mad about Brooks Conrad's errors and feeling really sorry for the way he's being treated. I may have to give up on baseball as my heart can not take such trauma.


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