|The Hobart Theatre Royal|
Australia's Oldest Running Theatre
E- Eat out with a friend I hadn't caught up with for awhile
I- Me/Myself: Do something nice for myself
Yesterday afternoon I futzed around with my hair colour and had my eyebrows dyed. I know that may not sound like a lot but it does make a person feel good. I get so tired of everyone telling me how tired I look when in fact I am not. A bit of colour on the old brows makes an enormous difference.
I caught up with my 'Theatre Friend" PB last night. We had visited a favourite restaurant of ours (Blue Skies) awhile back and found it had changed management and wasn't very good any more. We were very disappointed but once again the same restaurant has changed hands yet again and last night everything was brilliant. The restaurant is located on the Hobart waterfront and was packed with customers.
|Travellin Penguin always sits in the |
first row of the dress circle.
A reminder that summer is near and berries will once again be plentiful.We then walked to the Theatre Royal for a comedy performance of Rhinestone Rex and Monica starring Alexandra Fowler and Glen Hazeldine. Rhinestone Rex is a two person play and we had a packed house.
The story embraces a young concert violinist who can no longer play in the Sydney Symphony orchestra due to tendonitis in her shoulder. She is having her kitchen renovated and the man doing the job is a country music disc jockey/builder. Several conversations pursued as they argued over what music was allowed to be played in the apartment. She wanted Mahler and Bach and he wanted the country music of Gina Jeffries and Dolly Parton. Music from the heart as he explained.
The writing was witty and the timing was good for the laughs that followed. The story although very predictable from the start was pretty fast moving most of the time and all of the scenes took place with the same set.
The radio station was at the front right of the stage, the table at the pub was at the front left of the stage and the apartment took up the rest of the stage. The kitchen being renovated was out of sight.
|Theatre Royal's beautiful dome with paintings of composers|
around the chandelier. I also think there is one poet
amongst them. I really need to do the tour one day.
Of course it had a happy ending and everyone in the theatre enthusiastically applauded at the final curtain fall.
Overall it was an extremely pleasant day, and I have always believed it is important to set an entire day aside for one's own pleasure to have a break from tedious chores, jobs and the more mundane aspects of life.
Today it will be back to this pile of 15 books I said I'd read this month. Hmmm....that will be more of a challenge when spring has sprung and the garden needs tending and the dogs want to go to the beach.