Letters to Tuvia Y2/#sol17 Day 9: A Weekend of Theater with James (3-9-17)

Morning T and Slicers,

Snow could be arriving early in the morning tomorrow but James will have  arrived way before the salt covers  the roads.  Fingers crossed… we will be riding back and forth for theater at the Signature, an off Broadway house offering new playwrights opportunities to share their fresh and edgy work.  Yes, T, we’ve been subscribers in the past but now they are in their new digs, just walking in their entrance on 42nd St I trembled with excitement. . Four theaters, a cafe, a bookstore, a welcoming lobby, a hive of theater energy. Yes, a place I would love to work (in another life).

This weekend: Wakey, Wakey: a new play by Will Eno and Everybody by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. I don’t know them or their work but I’m ready to dive in and get to know them  and it’s okay if I don’t love them.  It’s always tough to be a creative artist but even tougher in the age of Trump.  After a string on ho-hum, expensive Broadway productions seated far from the action, we took at stand and chose to support a theater where  it’s all about the play!

James and I met more than 30 years ago at my alma mater, Hofstra U. We were both there for a  week-long theater workshop.  We became fast friends, bonded in our passion for high school theater.  Hours of conversation: over the phone, walking in Central Park, over meals at my place, at his, sharing our work…a rich friendship continues in our retirement, even though he now lives up in the Adirondacks.

I’m ready for a  weekend of theater, good food, great conversation, friendship.   A break from the TRUMP!

Bonnie S.



9 thoughts

    • Signature Theater likes to focus on a season of one playwrite, but they are moving away from that a bit. Prices are very reasonable..$30 a play. It feels good to subscribe.

  1. Sounds like a great plan, Bonnie. I can’t remember where we were, but I took my students to a small play when we came to NYC, and they got to visit with the playwright and actors afterward. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoy your time away from you know who!

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