Monday, January 22, 2007

A Night At The Theatre

Last night I went to see a play entitled Love & Sex Over Dinner and Drinks with pals Diana and Darrell James. We started off the evening having our own dinner at the historical El Cholo on Western Avenue, then proceeded to the Hayworth Theatre. Love & Sex Over Dinner and Drinks was written and produced by Joe Bays. Joe and his wife, Sharon Goldstein, are friends of mine. In fact, look for Joe’s name in the newly released The Curse of the Holy Pail. Including his name in the book was his 50th birthday present.

The play was fun and very interesting in the way it was presented. On one third of the stage a couple is meeting for dinner and drinks on a blind date. To get around the awkwardness of the moment they start telling stories about past experiences. These stories are acted out on the remaining two-thirds of the stage in little vignettes by other actors. The stories range from very funny and silly to poignant and sad, but each is interesting and very well written and discloses important slices of the teller’s life.

There is only one more performance of Love & Sex Over Dinner and Drinks. It’s this Sunday, January 28th, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for only $15 (what a bargain for an evening’s worth of good entertainment!). The Theatre is tiny and there is no reserved seating, so purchase tickets in advance. Inexpensive parking is just steps away.

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