Category Theatre

Weekend with the Bard

I went to work on Friday fully expecting to work late that night and then continue working all through the weekend.  There’s more work to be done than I can accomplish during the week, and I don’t like waking at 3:45am with a ball of anxiety in my gut.  But the weather has been incredible–sunny, […]

My Saturday in pictures

Started with brunch in South Kensington with a friend from my mission who I haven’t seen in ages, but who is also American and also expatting in London.  No pics of brunch, but it was fun to catch up.  In many ways we’re still the 20-year-olds we were in Brussels; but in other ways those […]

Friday night with a populist Julius Caesar

Nicholas Hytner’s production of Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre has gotten strong reviews — and it’s one I still needed to cross off my list for my goal of seeing all of Shakespeare’s plays before I turn 40 — so Friday night after work I went down to the south bank of the Thames […]

The Tempest at the Barbican

There are posters all over town advertising the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of The Tempest.  I would see them in the subway or on the sides of buses and think, “Oh, I should see that” only to forget all about it when I was back at my computer and able to do something about […]

The Harry Potter Plays

With all the hype around the (no longer quite) new Harry Potter plays, I had assumed they’d be sold out until autumn at least.  Not so!  When I got online my first week here I discovered that when you’re buying only one ticket and are willing to pay for the good seats, it’s actually pretty […]

This is what happens

Possibly as a result of jet lag and having slept roughly 15 of the past 24 hours, I am currently wide awake in front of my computer with credit card in hand and BBC coverage of the upcoming UK elections on mute in the background. I may have just purchased tickets to see Harry Potter […]

Seattle for the Fourth – Waterfalls and Musical Theatre

The parental units are in Seattle to celebrate America! Highlights from day one:  – Brunch! – Naps!   (No photos out of respect for the sleeping) –  Snoqualmie Falls! – Dancing minors! (also, miners!)

New York – Towers and windows and sign language on New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is typically pretty dull.  The parties from the night before are over, and although it’s technically a holiday, it’s one that you celebrate while knowing that you’ve still got a long, greyish stretch of winter before the distant summer.    That said, if you’re willing to get up early(ish), New Year’s Day is a great day to […]

New York – Theatre Day!

We knew that the bulk of our first full day in New York would be spent sitting in dark theaters — we had tickets to both matinee and evening performances — so we decided to start off with a hearty Belgian brunch at Le Pain Quotidien . . . Belgian hot chocolate, which you make […]

Puerto Vallarta (Day 3) – Marietas Islands

A couple weeks before this trip, Justin and I had the following conversation: JDK:  How are you when you travel? JJD:  Awesome.  I’m awesome when I travel. JDK:  Okay, so what does that mean? JJD:  [gleefully] Well, for one thing, it means that I’m going to be okay with sitting on the beach for approximately one […]

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