Monday, February 25, 2008

Tbar in Philadelphia

Tbar in Philly, all tea, all the time!

Monday, February 18, 2008

A new Starbucks is born!

New Starbucks at Courthouse #13593. Just down the street from me and I somehow it managed to stay open for days before I found it!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Perfect Ganesh

A Perfect Ganesh by Terrence McNally (February 14-17, 2008). A very well done production of an interesting, but deeply flawed play. The production, at The Catholic University of America, was Matt Ripa's MFA thesis. The four cast members were excellent. Whalen J. Laurence (Ganesh) was a standout in an Ganesh mask and green body paint. Erin O'Keefe (Margaret) and Alyssa Hayek (Katharine) did excellent work as the American women traveling to India (Hayek in particular carried off the role of a much older women!). Matt Dewberry had the tricky roll of "Man" playing everything from New York airport ticket agent to surly Indian room service waiter.

The staging, a three quarters box built on the stage of Hartke Theatre, allowed the bleacher style seating of a full house.

Cast, crew and director all are to be commended.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Arlington Mardi Gras Parade

Annual Mardi Gras parade in Arlington. The Courthouse-Clarendon neighborhood threw it's usual fun parade this year. The new tagline of the neighborhood is "Where People Just Get Along" ...

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Washington and Lee HS Library

Washington and Lee HS Library. The W-L HS had an open house today for their new building. Quite amazing! A much better facility than my college ;-)

The electronic white boards in every classroom were pretty nifty.