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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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Mar. 18th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the review of "Vincent in Brixton" -- maybe you fell asleep at the good parts? :)

When it was staged in London and New York, the buzz was around the woman, played by Clare Higgins (who was in "Hellraiser" of all things). To see it or not? Hmm. I appreciate your comments. Btw, did either Kelley or Adams speak on stage?

Will be doing my own post of the tasting. Yum!
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
I very much enjoyed the lead lady. The cast did wonderfully with what they had =)

Neither Kelley nor Adams spoke this time.
Mar. 19th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
I want to try the pear liqueur! Sounds delicious. I very much like the hangar one vodkas.
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:35 am (UTC)
*me waves bottle*. Yummmmmm.... Come here little fwishy... *g*

I bought a bottle of the pear liqueur and one of the pear brandy. The tasting room is open Wednesday - Sunday... Lots of lovely stuff to taste!
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