The Jungle: Bringing Calais France to San Francisco

The Jungle

The Jungle Sometimes we forget history and it takes a good play to remind us.The Jungle is one such play. It reminds us of the horror that African and Middle Eastern refugees faced when they fled their countries in hopes of gaining amnesty in England. Twp. men who volunteered and created a theater at a [Read more …]

New York City Theater–Spring 2019

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We had a fast, four-night, three-day trip to New York City in which we jammed in six plays. Here are our reviews. Ink Ever wonder how Rupert Murdoch made his move into the big time, from his first small Australian newspaper to London’s Fleet Street—and then into U.S. newspapers and television? This engaging and strikingly [Read more …]

New York City Theater- Fall 2018

Fall 2018 was a good time to make our semi-annual visit to New York city to check out the newest in theater. Every single play we saw was a winner. Waverly Galley Waverly Gallery is simultaneously funny and profoundly touching. The stellar cast that included comedy legend Elaine May, Joan Allen, Lucas Hedges and Michael [Read more …]

Ashland Oregon

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Ashland Oregon When we are driving in Oregon, we like to stop in Ashland Oregon. It is a pretty little city whose streets are lined with interesting boutiques and art galleries (especially the large, multi-floor Ashland Art Center which houses numerous studios in addition to galleries), pretty B&Bs within walking distance of the town and [Read more …]

New York City Theater – Fall 2017

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We try to get to New York City at least twice a year to catch up on on theater, museums, restaurants and galleries. As usual, we crammed in 5 plays in 4 days—our normal diet on our all too short trips to NYC. Dear Evan Hanson We bought the tickets more than six months ago, [Read more …]

New York City, Summer 2017

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We just returned from our semi-annual excursion to New York City. It entailed our typical diet of theater, museums, galleries, new (at least to us) restaurants, other assorted sites and attractions and miles and miles of walking. In other words, the same itinerary as all of our NYC trips. Only the names of the shows, [Read more …]

Havana Cuba’s Nighttime Entertainment

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Cuba is an island of music. We took advantage of every opportunity to explore different elements of this musical heritage. We spent many hours in cafes and lounges, selected primarily on the basis of the music they offered. Although this mandated many, many drinks, we made the necessary sacrifice to enjoy a broad range of [Read more …]

London Theater, Restaurants and Hotel

London Theater London, like New York City, always has a plethora of theater choices. On this trip, we saw 2 plays: 1984. We both loved the George Orwell book (which Tom reread in anticipation of seeing the play) and were anxious to see the play. The good news is that the short (1:40) play was [Read more …]

New York City Theater Scene Spring 2016

We had a very short 3 days for our semi-annual getaway to NYC theater, museum, gallery and restaurants. But we were able to see 4 plays. Here are our thoughts on them: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. We saw the 2002 production with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. The current production, with Ben Whishaw and Teagle [Read more …]

New York City Update on Museums--November 2015

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In addition to theater, no time in NYC is complete without visiting museums. We were fortunate to time our trip with the MOMA Picasso Sculpture exhibit, which displayed more than 50 sculptures that he created primarily as experiments in perspective that Picasso retained in his own studio. After having lived in Chicago with its famous [Read more …]