Hey look, a new entry! I’m not dead after all.
Good times last weekend, atsa fer sure. So much so that it calls for an ordered list!
- Special talkback performance of One Red Flower, with author Paris Barclay, Bernard Edelman (who edited the book the play was based on), Robert Santos (the guy who commissioned the book), Debbie Brudno (wife of character Alan Chisolm), and Stephen Gregory Smith, who played the lead in the Signature production a few years ago. It went great! Everyone thought it was very well done, and the veterans all approved. The only thing we did wrong was the way they tied their pants to their boots, and having them wear ponchos in the field in one scene. Great party afterwards, thanks to the prep help from Y.T. and the setup help from all the not-appearing-in-this-play KAT folk.
- Baby gorilla! Mandara keeps poppin’ ’em out down at the National Zoo, so we went with Y.T. to see the new girl. Hey, a girl baby! That’s a first. Cute as kittens. Man, I don’t see how anyone can watch any apes for more than 10 minutes without jumping to the assumption of common descent.
- Mandara still recognizes Jenna. Long story, involving an ape teaching a person how to say hello, a long absence, the startling realization that apes do double-takes, an even longer absence, and a slow but certain recognition. Jenna kinda melted. And I reiterate what I said above about evolution.
- Another good performance of the show, and Mary Ann Redmond at the Harp & Fiddle in Bethesda, with Y.T. again.
I’m not expecting to top all that any time soon.