Showing posts from February 24, 2019


I was looking for a #FridayFeeling painting and fell in love with this one -- "Portrait of Roberta Johnson Roensch", 1943 by ALİCE NEEL (American 1900-1984) -- because it captures how I've been feeling for the last couple of weeks.

I'm now an Alice Neel fan, too.

Pitt-Bradford Arts Presents 'Horses'

New York punk queen and poet Patti Smith collides with Sam Shepard in 1972 Greenwich Village. The result is a cyclone of creativity that marked the second half of the 20th century. From squaller to iconic status, their paths are tracked through song and story. A special presentation in conjunction with Women’s History Month.
A play with music by Dana Marks. Musical Direction by William Dawson. Produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern.
March 5, 2019
Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall

Review: The Last Act

The Last Act by Brad Parks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A lot of suspense, a ripped from the headlines story, and characters I couldn't help but love made The Last Act a book a could not put down.

It starts with actor Tommy Jump getting an offer from two FBI agents, one of whom was a childhood friend, to go undercover for them in a federal prison to get information a man convicted of bank fraud (Mitch) has that could bring down a Mexican drug cartel. Because he and his fiance (Amanda) need the money the FBI is offering, he takes the gig. It doesn't take him long to get close to Mitch and get the information he needs.

But it wouldn't be a suspense novel if it was that easy, would it? Amanda gets some information that changes everything and puts in motion a bold and daring plan that involves the evil leader of the drug cartel himself.

I did have one part of the story figured out fairly early, but that didn't take away from the moment the characters learned about it,…

BLT Announces Cast for 'Nuts'

Bradford Little Theatre (BLT) is pleased to announce the cast of it’s upcoming performance, “Nuts,” being performed on March 22, 23, & 24 at Togi’s Playhouse, 18 Welch Ave.  The show is co-directed by Ron Buchheit and Charles Church, both making their directorial debut with BLT. A courtroom drama, “Nuts” by Tom Topor, is about call girl Claudia Draper is on trial for killing one of her clients in self defense.  Her mother, Rose, and step-father, Arthur, try to have her declared mentally incompetent, preventing the trial and institutionalizing Claudia.  Defense attorney Erin Levinsky is assigned to her case, but Claudia is angry and distrustful of everybody, and she resists his help, disrupting both her examinations by psychiatrist Herbert Rosenthal and her court hearings. Co-directors Ron Buchheit and Charles Church “Ron and I are very excited about this script and the cast,” co-director Church said, continu…

Dreams of Summer