Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beach & Theater

Today was a wonderful SoCal day. My friend Kaitlin and I have an official quiet spot somewhere along the beaches of LA where we enjoyed the sun, wind and sand. It was gorgeous and not crowded at all. In the evening we went to a performance of the California International Theatre Festival called Tempting Providence about a nurse from Britain in the 1920s who went to serve the coastal people of Newfoundland. It was based on a true story and a very clever  and endearing play. The set was sparse, consisting of 4 chairs, a table and a while cotton sheet. The acting was fantastic and in an hour and a half you got to know the main character and learn about her life adapting to Newfoundland, the people, the environment and a new way of life. It was charming and the Newfoundland accents are a mix of Canadian and Irish. We then led a talk back with the audience who surprisingly were mainly from Labrador and Newfoundland. Some of the older women in the audience knew the daughter of the nurse that the play was based on. I'm not doing justice to the story or the discussion, however, it was really a wonderful evening and terrific day. Excited for many more!

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