NSC Review: Go see ‘Goat’

The Enquirer has a very positive review of the New Stage Collective's production of Albee's The Goat. I've personally yet to see the play, but I did crash the after party last night and the players and theatre backers are very excited. They are of course very pleased and relieved to have the space opened. A lot of hard work went into transforming the space and it really looks great. The set for the Goat takes over the whole room and the seating feels like you are sitting in the dining room watching the story unfold. I sat in it at their open house, so I'm projecting reality here, but that vibe is just obviously there, especially with the odds and ends chairs lined up for the audience. I for one will be taking Jackie Demaline's advice and seeing the play soon. Get you tickets now, with a review like this they should start to sell some shows out. Check out Thursdays or Sunday's matinées for a better lock on a seat.

Cross posted at Cincinnati Blog.

Live on Saturday – Cincinnati Music

Saturday Night is Live Music Night at TheConveyor

Northside Tavern: Paper Airplane flys in with Captain of Industry
Comet: The Capitol Years and Meadoe
Arnold's: The Gregory Morris Group
Southgate House The Sheds, backed by the Pomegranates; The Seedy Seeds; J. Roddy Walston & the Business (baltimore, MD); Arrah & the Ferns (muncie, IN) $6
Poison Room: Ramones Tribute: Moped Mafia, The Myths, Buckra, Banderas, Moonfails, Kelp – $6
Mad Frog: Blue Turtle Seduction (as we say out in the sicks: Hitting on Turtles)
Mad Hatter The Flight Station

Who Will Live on The Banks?

The Enquirer is reporting that by the end of 2009 people could be living and working within the Banks development.  Who are those people that will be living there?  What will their demographic makeup?  Upper-class singles?  Upper-class empty nesters?  Middle class singles?  Families?  Many questions remain for the developers.  If other riverfront projects are indicators, the price will be driving who will be living there.  Who will be working there will hopefully be a much more economi
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Going to a Baseball Game…..

I actually went to a baseball game yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed myself, despite the loss of Reds. Baseballs games are a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon as long as you don't take the game too seriously. It is April after all, so it doesn't really matter who wins, it matters only if you have fun. Walking around the park, talking with a friend, eating brats, and drinking beer make this an expensive version of a day at Oktoberfest.

Sitting in the outfield isn't bad, but you can't see the big screen scoreboard at all, thus making the cheers and jeers of the crowd totally incomprehensible. Being in the upper deck would have been worse, for the best food and beer selections are on the lower level. It was surprising to have a beer booth with a variety of beers. I had Hofbrauhaus brew and Stella Artois for the beers of the day. Fine brews on a warm, but pleasant day. Anything heavier would have been too much.

Ice cream made all the difference. Baseball is associated more with cotton candy and cracker jack as the sweet snacks, but Ice Cream is far better a treat.

There were a ton of kids there. I take that to be a weekend thing. If you go to a weekday night game I imagine you see fewer kids there while school is still in session. I surprisingly didn't sit near any screamers. A couple of kids where whining, but that goes with the territory when you don't get you have to eat all of your cheese coney before you get the Frosted Malt.

The game seemed to be the sideshow. Purists surely scorn at that. If I was with a group of baseball nuts, I likely would have had to sit in my seat the whole time, instead of just wondering around. The strolling is what made the day leisurely. That is what baseball is supposed to be, relaxing and calm. Save the intensity for the Bengals game. Give me a serene afternoon with nice conversation over a reserved game any day.