Or..How a play, a bus trip, and a piece of attire can make for an interesting fall evening!
I was riding home on the bus from Lincoln Center sitting in the “elderly” section, when an elegant couple dressed in traditional NY colors of black and black, came on and joined us. They were laughing and continued to laugh all the way across town. When the couple across from them got up to leave, the woman looked down and said, “I like your red socks.” I hadn’t noticed them before but, along with everyone else in our section, we also looked down and smiled at the bright red socks in his shiny well-polished black shoes. The comment sent the couple into gales of laughter. (Inside joke?) It appeared they had been out to dinner as red-socked man was holding one of those ubiquitous restaurant bags, probably with leftovers. Couldn’t help but wonder was it for them to snack on later or for their dog?
Now speaking of animals… (nice segue, if I say so myself) I was on the bus after seeing Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The Wolves. A good interesting play about a high school girls’ soccer team at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater. (See Kay’s Notes for more on the play and the playwright.)
While I was waiting for the bus after the play, some of the young cast went by and shouted, “Thanks for coming, hope you liked it!” as they saw us in the queue holding our PLAYBILL with its yellow logo.
Seeing the bus approaching, I got ready to step up those steep stairs, Metro card in hand with my red sweater under my black cape. (BTW, I was freezing, it was a cold windy night) And behind me came the laughing well-dressed couple, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Interesting happenings…happen all the time in this City.
For more than a hint of color…Central Park in the fall is gorgeous!
Love this City!
IMPORTANT TO KNOW: From LCT’s website…about the playwright and the play: Last season a young playwright, Sarah DeLappe, brought her debut play, THE WOLVES, to New York and it became something of a phenomenon. It was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; the production won an Obie Ensemble Award; it won a special Drama Desk Award for its acting ensemble, and was nominated for Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play. At its most straightforward, THE WOLVES is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls’ high school soccer team as they go through their warm-ups. Beyond the surface, though, is the thoughtful and eloquent way Ms. DeLappe delineates each of the young women in the space of 90 minutes and six scenes.
GOOD TO KNOW: Lincoln Center Theater membership link and remember tickets for MY FAIR LADY now on sale opening in Spring 2018, a production by Lincoln Center Theater. http://www.lct.org/membership/
*Fun to know: The line I used to intro this post came from Nathan Lane’s character in the movie The Birdcage. In the scene he came out in a suit (not his character’s usual attire) and when he crossed his legs..voilà… pink socks! Hence, one of the favorite quotes from the film. If you’ve seen the movie you know the scene, if not you’re missing a really funny and touching movie.
The cast with Nathan Lane and Robin Williams is one of my favorites. I’ve seen it many times, know the lines and still laugh out loud …I think I’ll watch it again soon.
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