Gratitude – November 2021

A great many lovely things happened in my birthday month. Here are some of the best.

Love Life Season 2

I totally enjoyed season 1 of Love Life on HBO, so I was really happy when I saw that it returned this year with William Jackson Harper (of The Good Place!) as its star. It was exceedingly enjoyable, and I was soooo happy to see that Jessica Williams was a co-star. She is so beautiful and talented. I can never look away when she is on the screen; so I am pleased that she was on the screen so often. The series is EXTREMELY well-written and acted. Extra shout out to whoever had the genius stroke of casting the great Punkie Johnson and also Jane “the real Aunt Viv” Hubert. Chef’s kisses all around!

The Souvenir

I recently watched this 2019 film by Joanna Hogg. after I read that she’d come out with a part II. Starring Honor Swinton Byrne with a supporting role by Tilda Swinton (Honor’s mama!), it was surprisingly moving and featured a delightful cameo from the great RIchard Ayoade!

Opus 40

Ahead of my very dear sisterfriend, L, moving out of the country, a group of us got together to do a long overdue friends’ weekend upstate. We had a lovely time and the discovered the very cool Opus 40 outdoor museum. The creation of the late sculptor and professor, John Fite, it features many massive sculptures, labyrinths, pools, and even an amphitheater. It was quite an experience and I hope that visit won’t be my last!

Medicine at St. Ann’s Warehouse

25/09/2020 repro free: Sean Carpio, Clare Barrett, Domhnall Gleeson, Enda Walsh and Aoife Duffin pictured during a break from rehearsals ahead of a ‘one-night-only’ peek at a new Enda Walsh play, Medicine. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposure

I was fortunate enough to see the adorable and talented Domhnall Gleeson starring alongside a small but wickedly talented cast in Enda Walsh’s Medicine, . It was intense and funny and moving. I will see anything by Enda Walsh that comes to town. The run at St. Ann’s here in Brooklyn was extended into December, so you really should go!

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