Moravian First Year Seminars in NYC
Monday, October 24, 2011
Tours,Shows, and Protests...O MY!!!
This adventure in New York City was by far the most interesting. From an amazing tour to discontent in the streets, it certainly was a day to remember. We started our trip like any other, unaware of the events to come, on a bus heading into the strange metal jungle known as NYC. We arrived at Lincoln Center with plenty of time to spare before our minds would be inundated with new theater information. As always the males separated in their own group at the females found their way into Starbucks! After what seemed like ages our tour started. Gina, Bryanna, Kayla, and I, along with Dr.Shosh and co, were lead into the most beautiful theater I have ever seen, The Koch Theater, commonly known as, The Jewel Box Theater. It was magnificent, from gold leaf ceilings to watch band elevators; no part of the theater was left out of the glitz and glamor. Soon after we were honored enough to see the stage and horses used for the show Warhorse, which is the next show we will see. The set was amazing and it is not common for viewers to get a back stage view like that. Sadly the tour ended, to soon in my opinion, and we were off to the Booth Theater to see our first show of the day Other Desert Cities. The show is about a family on the brink of destruction due to the secrets that stem from the death of the oldest son and the veil of secrets surrounding the event. I felt the cast was extremely powerful and as an audience member I could feel the emotion they portrayed, nothing was done without meaning. As the show progressed I was truly shocked by the events. After this show we had a massive amount of free time, which we all planned to fill with shopping. However fate had other plans, A protest of epic proportions sprung up in Times Square while we were eating lunch. I’m still unsure exactly what they thought they were going to accomplish. We spent Hours just trying to cross the street, only to be forced back to the other side. Angrily we made our way to The Friedman Theater to await the “90 Minuet’s of good Kinky Fun” Venus in Fur promised us. Venus in Fur was by far my favorite production of the day, from mishaps to Greek Goddess revenge, the show kept me guessing the inter time.
Posted by Kristin at 8:01 AM