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Mrs. Bob Cratchit

December 23, 2009

I had the pleasure of taking some time amid the insanity of the past few weeks to go see Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn this past weekend. I know – Brooklyn. It actually only took an hour and fifteen minutes to get there, though. The real reason we went was to see Joanna Parson in the title role. It was an irreverent romp through Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with quite a few twists and turns thrown in for good measure.

I have come to the decision that I will go see pretty much anything that Joanna is in. She is reliably hilarious, and all together delightful to watch on stage. It was the perfect antidote to the crummy mood that sometimes accompanies this time of year, what with all the incessant happiness, togetherness, deadlines, and shameless commercialism that define the season.

The big storm started during our commute down, and by the time we left the theatre it was raging. It was beautiful and gusty and amazing to watch the snow cover everything, creating an eerie hushed atmosphere, seemingly calming the entire city. We made it home safely via MTA. We had to wait a long while for the trains, but they eventually came, and there was good conversation to keep us occupied.

Self-discovery of the night: I am not cut out for hard-core mountain climbing. My feet were covered in snow for only about 15 minutes and I was crying uncle. I’m clearly not ready to scale Everest anytime soon. I like my limbs and digits. Note to self: Next time there is a prediction of heavy snow, wear boots, not flats.

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  1. Julia permalink
    January 7, 2010 12:19 pm

    Hope you found boots in MD! Have now talked to the FedEx people. All should be safely resolved. Added anticipation for going home! Love you both. Julia

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