This weekend I was dosed out with theater…Okay, first off, I know I haven’t posted in awhile. I’m bad – or maybe, I have a good reason. I’ve been sick. I should be better soon….times are tough with the Noni blog. What’s new? I’m co-producing an all lady festival called Femme Feast in early May and we are having a big fun raiser called the Lady Cakes Ball where you can get free cupcakes in addition to seeing awesome live entertainment – uh, bands, burlesque dancers, the singer Deanna Neil….it’s going to be hot. All for $1o bucks! Cool, right? It’s at Karma Lounge in NYC on April 16th — doors open at 7.
So all this is taking it’s toll. We are also producing a theatrical event with 6 or 7 pieces, Butoh dancing, musicians — it’s wild!
So anyway…mid week, I was feeling my usual pain — can’t eat anything…ugh sick…and then I get a call from a director, Michael Parva, who offerred me one free ticket to his Broadway show currently in previews — the show — Irena’s Vow. Don’t walk, run to get tickets! I loved it!! The NYTimes called it “cheesy”, and the reviewer felt it skipped over things — but c’mon we are telling a Holocaust story. I personally thought everyone did a beautiful job and hey — I cried, so I went home happy…which is more than I can say about a host full of mediocre cliched plays I’ve seen in the past weeks. So good is good is my opinion and great is great. Go see Irena’s Vow. It’s about something good, real and not just another war story. In fact, I’m really happy to see all these Holocaust stories coming to life from other perspectives. Remember when the only story we knew of was Anne Frank? It’s okay. It doesn’t get tired. It’s part of history.
On Sunday I went to the BE company’s first fundraising event at The Rattlestick Theatre Company. I was tired and didn’t really want to be there, but boy was I pleasantly surprised by what I saw — some extremely well written one-acts, that were certainly augmented by stellar acting and directing – with a bit of guitar. Then, after it was over everyone was invited to socialize at Bobo — only my favorite restaurant in the village. Unfortunately, I started to feel crappy and had to go home to uh…lay there and stare at the ceiling. I heard it was fun. And yes, when the BE Company starts producing plays make sure to check them out. I want to BE them — classy, cool and full of talent. Oh, I am…whew.