Saturday, October 02, 2010

On our lips

Good gravy; four hours of band rehearsal today. I am swirling around in the maelstrom of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", a mere bit of flotsam, about the size of a B-flat clarinet reed...
We savored what we could of the remains of the afternoon, then went off to the theater with a fellow band member to see what proved to be an absofuckinglutely brilliant version of Moliere's "A Doctor in Spite of Himself." It is difficult to describe the hilarity and bizarreness; it was in the Commedia Delle Arte tradition, but no aggravating rhymed couplets, rather a stream, blast, explosion of silliness and wit. With two wonderful musicians, two men playing trombone, tuba, clarinet, drums, accordian, assorted sound effect thingamawhatsits, on a set which started out looking like a Surrealist landscape of nothingness and became all things to all players.
I'd see it again.

3 Comments:

Blogger TaraDharma said...

Life is short and must be filled with many moments like this!

11:17 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

That's quite a review, isabelita! Sounds like a grand time.

7:47 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

It was so much fun!
Say, tara, I seem to be blocked from your blog... what gives?

8:18 PM  

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