Mary Stuart

Opening Night Photos Mary Stuart “For a Queen to stand, a Queen must fall. Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart is a thrilling account of the extraordinary relationship between England’s Elizabeth I (Harriet Walter) and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Janet McTeer), Elizabeth’s rival to the throne. With its behind the scenes intrigue, scheming and betrayal, the play also has the feel of a modern-day political thriller. Mary Stuart builds to one of the most electrifying dramatic confrontations in world theatre, in []

Desire Under The Elms

I am writing this in a very RETRO fashion.  I am so behind in my blogging.  Today I will endeavor to catch up on all that I have seen and experienced over the last few months…. So, let’s begin. LA Times: Desire Under the Elms Written in 1924, the tragic play tells the story of Ephraim Cabot (Dennehy), an aging landowner who is engaged in a battle with his son Eben (Schreiber) for control of the family farm. The father weds a []

Update on Mom

Rebecca Yolanda Seletyn.  One of the toughest old broads I know.  My Mom. Thanks to everyone who has sent out warm wishes and prayers for my Mom’s speedy recovery. A little history – My Mom has been a diabetic since her very early 30s.  She has not been the best at keeping a regimen of healthy diabetic living.  She would sneak a Coca Cola, occasionally eat a snack, etc.  When her blood sugars would go up, she would self adjust her medicine []

Music: Lily Allen Concert

  My best bartender friend in the whole wide world, Nev, asked if I was free on Monday night.  I did not have anything proper planned and said, “Sure, what are we doing?”  He had tickets to see Lily Allen and I was invited to come along. To be honest, I could not recall who she was.  Then when I Googled her and watched her YouTube of Smile, I remembered seeing the vid along the ways somewhere.  Over the course of this []

Exit The King

Oh my, that was a great show…. and my those are two sexy people. Exit the King “Written in 1962, Exit the King follows the slow death of 400-year-old King Berenger the First, whose reign has outlasted both its welcome and its allotted time.“ The play is (as the snippet above notes) about a very old king who is refusing death.  He fights it.  He wallows on the ground against it.  He dances in its face.  He makes fun of it.  Sounds like []

When A Hug Becomes A Caress

I went to the opening of Impressionism last night.  In reading the reviews this morning, they are not as good as I thought they would be. Impressionism “Set in Manhattan, Impressionism is the story of a world traveling photojournalist and a New York gallery owner who discover each other and also that there might be an art to repairing broken lives.” The traveling photojournalist, Thomas Buckle, was played by Jeremy Irons. He was very comfortable in his role and made his []

What’s One More Scar, Right?

At a little after three AM this morning I found myself looking over my shoulder as I walked down a street in Brooklyn between 5th and 6th Avenues.  I looked at a man who watched me walk away and did nothing to stop me. This morning I sit here and think over my life, the choices I made and the destinations those choices brought me to.  I think of all the cliche movies and the lines one can pull from them to []

RIP Mary Kiszka

  Raleigh Register Obits:   Mary KiszkaArrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, W.Va.   Mary Kiszka, 91, of Carlisle, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, W.Va. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill. Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home today from 5 to 7 p.m. Online condolences may be sent at I am sure you are []

DB’ery The Musical…

Well, ok, there is no musical… I am trying to make light of the ongoing struggle I have with the life leeches who (now) used to live upstairs. You guys have read about my ongoing battle with Broadzilla and Magda (there was the time they ruined my daughter’s graduation BBQ (or) there was the time when they parked so close to my car and refused to move which forced me to call the cops (or) there was the time they ripped my []

Broadzilla Strikes Again

She blocked kids that were visiting.  Their car was trapped in the driveway in front of hers.  Unlike my event, there was no way around her (not even crawling through the passenger’s side door).  The kid has class in the morning.  She is just a nasty bitch.  He was beating on her door (same as me).  He was ringing her doorbell (same as me).  Then he had to call the cops (same as me).  And the SECOND the cops arrived she opened []