Debbie (debmats) wrote,
Debbie
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Review for Joey

I really liked the set. As far as the actual play??? Hmmmm

herefox and I saw Theatreworks' Vincent in Brixton. It took a bit to get used to the "dutch" accent of the lead character - Vincent Van Gogh. I think my main problem with the play is that I wasn't sure just where it was going and it wasn't focused - or perhaps it was just trying to be very, I don't know, high-brow?

Foxy & I were talking about it on the way home. The first act sort of dragged - we both nodded off at times. Part of the theme was the older woman who wanted to be somebody - anybody's muse. Foxy says that if they focused more on her character rather than Vincent, it might have worked better. Part of the theme was "how did Vincent get from being a seller of others' art to becoming an artist". But, it wasn't focused - sort of like trying to get one of those slide projectors into focus and almost, almost, almost getting it right - and then blur.



Speaking of trektone...

He and I went to St. George's Spirits for a bit of alcohol tasting Wednesday evening. Spur of the moment decision. Their new place is right on the water's edge - gorgeous view of the bay, bay bridge and San Francisco.

(This was the place where I got to try brandy for the first time. Straight whiskey too. It burned all the way down. Definitely burned. Just ask Foxy about the expression on my face - though you may have to wait until he stops giggling. )

Anyway, we tasted the whole kit and kaboodle -

  • Pear, raspberry, cherry brandies

  • grappa of zinfandel

  • Hanger One Vodkas - Plain and flavored - Buddha's Hand Citron, Kaffir lime, mandarin blossom and a fraser river raspberry

  • St. George's Single Malt Whiskey

  • Pear (yum!!!) and a raspberry liqueurs



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Tags: bower, friends, theatreworks, wine
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