Last evening, even though my mind was elsewhere, I decided to still attend dinner theater for which we had purchased tickets. A friend, a political cartoonist, produces theater on the side.
The most off off off broadway you can get is Great American Playhouse in Saddlebrook in Oro Valley. It is THE Old Farts Capital of the over 70 crowd of jet-scoutering travelers.
So why were we there? Hush your face.
The Old Pueblo Radio Theater steals mercilessly from the Good Old Days as originally recreated by radio face himself, Garrison Keillor.
The Arroyo Cafe Players were delightful.
The Reveille Men’s Chorus proved to have charming good humor as they crooned perfect parody of classic western music as the Grandsons of the Pioneers.
The Wisconsin Snow Bird couple, Rosa, Carlos, Lourilei and even Father Kino are characters you will remember… even if you don’t want to…
And the sound effects were classic and techno: everything from coconut shells to iphones, the musicians — piano and vocalist were really really good.
And lucky you! You can see these folks playing around the Tucson area in the next month or so. Do it!
Gerry Straatemeier says
Good morning, Nancy,
So glad you gave yourself that gift! The problem with grief is that it is painful and the problem with pain is that it hurts. And while that is universal, giving yourself a respite does nothing to dishonor your brother – it simply helps you to cope with the pain.
Sending Love and Light your way. It’s a gorgeous Tucson morning. I don’t know sitting a spell in the sunshine always fee,ls healing to me.
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Nancy Hill says
Thank you so much Gerry. Sitting at home waiting for as yet unannounced funeral or service plans is stressful and going somewhere with Robin was nice.