Friday, March 20, 2009
The Guthrie Experience
We went to "The Two Gentlemen of Verona", (Shakespeare) at the Guthrie theater last night. It was outstanding. They set it on a '50s live television set, complete with commercials from the time period during the intermission. There were black and white TV sets in the corners "broadcasting" the play. Brilliant acting overall, so much laughter, and I loved the music! They added a fifty's crooner and back-up singers as the plot developed. Terrific!
The new Guthrie theater stands on the banks of St. Anthony Falls in Minneapolis. They have a dramatic building and many scenic vantage points. My favorite is the "Endless Bridge", which propels you right to the water's edge. Here are some vistas at twilight last night. The Gold Medal Flour mill is now a great historical museum.
The studio will be closed next week for Spring Break. Wolfgang will not be teaching, but wearing one of the other hats in her life-tour guide. ROADTRIP! We are jumping in the mini-van and taking 35 South. We hope to touch the Texas soil. No agenda, no plans, just see what we see. A veritable goldmine of opportunities for family bonding and car fights! I may be able to send periodic posts, depending on the hotels, but it will be less musical, more personal. Stay tuned, or drop back in late next week when official Piano Posts resume. Peace.
(Sista, Halle-lujah, C.W., and Lana Banana)