New York Trip
We got to see "This Is Our Youth," with Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin on Broadway. It was very interesting. I can't say whether I really liked it, but it showed a slice of life that I was unfamiliar with. Dana thought it was great. The actors did a very good job.
Dana had a meeting, so that left me with time to walk around in the city. I spent an hour in Washington Park. What an amazing gathering point for all kinds of people! We don't have any spaces like that in Oklahoma and I found it fascinating. That Saturday morning I saw people coming together just talk, to play in the fountain, and to drink coffee together. I saw a group putting on a semi-topless play and strangers sitting down to play a piano. And during all that I watch the constant flow of humanity through the park.
After Dana's meeting, Brian Fahey met up with us for lunch and a trip to the High Line, the new elevated park. We visited it several years ago during the middle of winter, but it has matured into an impressive botanical garden. The plants that grow there are beautiful, plus they had a statuary display in the park at the time. Brian is always an interesting guide in the city. I don't think anyone else I have met loves New York the way he does. He knows all the buildings and their histories.
Dana wanted to see Shakespeare in the Park, just once. It was hard to find tickets, so Dana did what she is famous for. She bought a season's subscription so she could get tickets for The Tempest that night. It still cost a fraction of a Broadway ticket and was definitely one of the best theater experiences we have ever had. The weather was absolutely perfect for an evening outside and the play had lots of bug actors in it. Oh, and Ethan Hawke and his family sat next to us. We didn't talk to him.