A snippet here………I just do NOT have time to really post. However, we saw two live performances thanks to friends invitations, and we owe ’em a huge thanks.
1. At the Portland MCC, Peterson Toscano performance his own creation, “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House”.
This was a 90 minute one-man play with Peterson doing all the parts himself. Each had its own distinct personality and accent. This was a Great fun thing, you should check out the link above…….click on the “see Video” link and here his “Chad” character describe the Homo No Mo Place.
2. At the Portland Artist Rep Theater, The Smiths hosted us to see BIG time Hollywood William Hurt and local actors perform Chekhovs Uncle Vanya. This was superb. This version was written for Western Alberta in the year 1928. We were in Row A and if you’ve been to this small place there are NO bad seats, but Row A means you are likely just a few feet from the actors. This was SO WELL done we had to sit at the Mallory Hotel’s “Driftwood Inn” afterwards for snacks and discussion. Not a bad idea! The Driftwood has a happy hour so everything on the bar menu was half price…. Rather than finding this Chekhov tragic, I found it truly honest about life ….. you ONLY learn and grow by actively “LIVING” your life……….a passive visit through life would be the depressing side.
GET TICKETS and GO SEE THIS……….(it’s probably sold out now).
3) We joined up with Rodger’s ex-OHSU workmate and friend, Tony (TONI…sorry about the SP) & her partner John to dine at a restaurant out on Belmont that features the food of OLD Mexico, and I mean Southern Old Mexico. not a burrito on the property! EVERYTHING is housemade including the tortillas, and the whole experience was grand. IF you like the real deal, run on out to La Calaca Comelona and have some fun. NOTE: Afterwards, Tony & John invited us over to see their beautiful home in Ladd’s Addition. John’s and electrical engineer …. with that talent he has completely rebuilt and rewired the 1917 home, so it’s almost spectacular! We had a great time with them, and MUST go back to see the huge rose garden park that IS the view from their front windows. Great people they were!