I am awake and alert despite losing sleep Thursday and Friday nights. Thursday, I barely managed four hours. I fell asleep and woke around 2:00 AM and could not recover continued slumber until 5:00 AM. Last night, the play did not end until 11:00 PM and it was midnight before I climbed into bed with only six hours of sleep to follow.
The fierce wind kept the five sets of wind chimes engaged in some exotic dance throughout the night and the dry blowing leaves often sounded like rain pounding the deck. The wind continues and the lengthy band of rain storms bisecting the Midwest may reach us in the late afternoon.
Neil Simon’s BROADWAY BOUND is now open at The Dayton Theatre Guild and it is outstanding. Each individual actor is solid in their role. The set and costumes were right on target. However, where I really need to tip the hat is to the properties! Laura and I were seated in the last row next to the kitchen door giving us a direct bird’s eye view of the dining room bureau. When the drawers were opened, they were filled, not just containing the required prop. And, the honey was delivered in a time-appropriate Ball jar! Kudos!
It’s time to prepare myself for a day at The Park. I am hoping the impending rain storms do not deter Guests from joining us. Tonight is a tavern dinner and I worry about those preparing the event as they continually move in and out from the pioneer village to the education center.
The time change to fall back an hour is set for tonight. The next few days will be an adjustment for myself and The Quartet. I detest the time changes. A lot.
BROADWAY BOUND at The Dayton Theatre Guild. Go see it!
Make it a great day!