God of Carnage

Saw “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza last night with our friend Shannon Mayhall giving her usual magnificent performance. Dark, funny, and 80 minutes just flies. Make sure you sit behind the “tulip row”. At the Black Box Theater, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake IL tonight and next week.

On My Boyfriends’ Bicycles

Our friend Shannon Mayhall appeared in a play reading. What is a play reading? The playwright wants to see it performed, see where we laugh and don’t laugh, before everything is locked in stone. So we trucked down to Elgin to eat our fave Shanghai Restaurant in downtown area a block from Hemmens. Good dinner,… Continue reading On My Boyfriends’ Bicycles

This American Life – Live

Drove down to the Chicago Theatre on Sunday. Traffic not too bad inbound, horrible outbound. Lucky. We paid top dollar ($50.50 ea) for these seats on the main floor, about 15 rows back to the left. We could see Ira at his desk perfectly. Mike Birbiglia told a good story. Several movies, one with David… Continue reading This American Life – Live

High School Musical – Woodstock Opera House

Bette and I attended the Woodstock Children’s Summer Theatre performance of HSM at the Woodstock Opera House in Woodstock IL. We have attended many events there, by far this was the loudest — not the show, but the audience. We went to the 2PM show with two young friends, Raea and Keefer, and to fit… Continue reading High School Musical – Woodstock Opera House

“Seussical” at Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL

Went to see Katherine as a bird girl in Seussical at Wheeling High School. The show was good, the costumes were great, and it was fun to see Kat up there. I am constantly amazed at how talented high school kids are. Note: see the “Horton Hears a Who” movie or read it and “Horton… Continue reading “Seussical” at Wheeling High School, Wheeling, IL