An anglophile friend and I saw the movie, Tolkien. At the box office we were shown a diagram and asked to select seats. We asked which ones were available. The ones in white, we were told. They were all in white. When we arrived at Studio 5 where the movie was being shown we were the only ones there. A few people trickled in. So glad we reserved seats,
Tuesday evening I saw a delightful program at the New York City Ballet. As is often the case, the first ballet, Judah, was a warmer upper. It was followed by Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering. This is its 50th Anniversary and it’s still lively and lovely. It was an audience favorite then. To judge by the Tuesday night applause, it still is. Stars and Stripes, the last ballet of the evening was lots of fun. The music was John Philip Sousa’s marches.
Don’t miss the CAMP exhibit at the Met. It’s giddy with crazy, beautiful costumes. For example:
Graphic Lessons: What do a thirty-four-year old, a nine-year-old and an eighteen-year-old have in common? Murder.
Millie Fitzgerald applies for a private school teaching job, faints on a dying man in the school kitchen, deals with a troubled nine-year-old and with the eighteen-year-old niece of the murdered man.
Graphic Lessons: Nine-year-old Dana is the only witness who overhears a person fighting with George Lopez, the soon to be stabbed Windsor School kitchen worker. Who can she tell? Her mother who never listens or accuses her of lying? Her father who’s started a new family in Singapore? She tells Millie.
Graphic Lessons: NYPD Detective Steve Kulchek is assigned the murder case at the prestigious Windsor School. What’s bugging him? His partner being stabbed ? His hated boss, Captain Dick Holbrook, being a trustee of the Windsor School? Losing his girlfriend to Holbrook?