Sunday, November 20, 2016

Theater Weekend

“Yesterday is but a dream,  Tomorrow is only a vision. 
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” 
― KālidāsaThe complete works of Kalidasa

      This was my "theater" weekend! Saturday night I went to the Fine Arts movie at the Modern of Fort Worth with my good friend, Joy.  We saw "The Handmaiden" which was quite intense!  It was again in subtitles as many of their movies are.  The setting was Japan; the languages were spoken were Japanese  and Korean so the subtitles (which was told to the audience at the beginning) were in white for one and yellow for the other. And that was important because it helps the viewer realize that not all characters spoke both languages so some subterfuge was occurring.

The four main characters
      This is not a film all would enjoy because there are some scenes of very graphic love-making but we both thought the development of the intrigue, the mystery; how the plot grew, twisted and changed to a very satisfactory finale, was so gripping that the love-making was a vital part of the complete story!  This is  film I will not soon forget!
      Then we continued the evening with a late dinner at The Tavern, one of my favorite restaurants in FW. One of their signature dishes is their iron skillet cornbread!  They also have great soups, salads, seafood...Joy said her crab cakes were the best she had EVER had!  Cornbread can be purchased by the slice or by the skillet...I recommend the skillet so there is some left to take home!

Inside the Tavern
      Then today (Sunday), this afternoon, several of us went to the play at the Stage West where we have season tickets.  We also ate lunch there before the performance which is always another eating favorite!  They serve a brunch on Sunday which is huge!!  And tasty!  Quiche, fruit, cup of soup (today it was corn chowder), and a mini muffin.  They also have sandwiches and salads for those not wanting the Brunch.  And the Mimosas are hard to pass up! Desserts are always a real treat, too.
       The play we saw today was "Murder for Two"...there are only two actors in the whole play; one of them is the Detective, and the other guy plays ALL the suspects!   They are also  singers, pianists, and dancers.  It is a very cute farce with two very talented young men!

The "Murder for Two" Cast
     I think this play is on for another 2-3 weeks.  I have given you a link to the Stage West website if you want to check it out.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had a full and fun weekend!!! Good for you! We stayed in with 29 degrees and WIND!!