I don't know how many of you reading this have ever tried to call a cab in the middle of a protest, but let me tell you-it isn't easy or fun. This trip to New York was a lot different than the several that I have made in the past. Both the shows and the overall experience were not what I expected to be a part of and I feel that in all, it has broadened my knowledge of New York itself.
Upon entering the city, we made our first stop uptown at the Lincoln Center. Seeing their various theaters for the different individual areas of performing arts was incredible. Had we been allowed to take photos inside the theaters, I think I would still be there now. My favorite theater that we saw was the jewelry box theater where Black Swan was filmed. It really did look like a jewelry box and it was enormous.
After visiting the theaters, we had some free time and then we were off to our first show, Other Desert Cities. This show was not what I expected it to be, but I was right when I mentioned that the mother in the film reminded me of Rizzo from Grease--it was her (Carrie Fisher)! I feel honored to have seen her perform live--she really is a great actress. This is a photo of the set (the family's west coast home):
After some more free time and some protesting, we headed to our last show, Venus in Fur. This show was not at all what I expected it to be. It was much more plot-driven than what I expected, but I'm sure that if I had been more seasoned on Broadway performances I could have seen that coming. Overall the shows were somewhat satisfying and definitely unlike the other shows we have seen thus far.