The Great Plotnik

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rainy Days in The Apple

Belly reads her Aunt BZ's Baby Sitter Club Books in the morning sunlight.

Plot and Duck had a great night in Manhattan last night. First they had a delicious only-in-Manhattan Italian dinner, and then saw A Raisin in the Sun with Denzell Washington and Latanya Richardson, a gift from TGPD and TG5H. My God, what a performance. We've seen the movie many times but never has Larraine Hansberry's story, written in 1959, had this much power. It's what theater is all about, and what you probably have to get to New York to ever see quite like this.

You know, star power is star power. It's real. And the street packed with young people, everyone carrying umbrellas at lose-an-eye level, and a theater filled with people of color, even at Broadway prices, and being swept up in the theater crowd. Again, only in New York.

It's been raining, which means being inside with a one year old who is already acting two in all his physical capabilities. It's wonderful and trial by fire at the same time. But we wouldn't miss this chance for all the world. 

Naturally, we've now heard the soundtrack and watched the video of "Frozen" many times. The songs grow on you like toe fungus.


At 7:17 AM, Blogger mary ann said...

love this post! it's raining here in SF too (finally)

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Linda Davick said...

wonderful post, WONDERFUL photo.


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