You-review-it Monday

June 9, 2008
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Welcome to Monday.

I hope your weekend was a satisfying one. Mine included trips to Buck Creek Players to see the musical "Honk!" (where my son slept during the second act) and to Tibbs Drive-in (where my son slept through the second feature). More on both in next week's print edition of IBJ.

So what A&E encounters did you have this weekend? Did you get to "The Fantasticks" at the IRT or "Five Course Love" at Theatre on the Square? Take in First Friday art shows? Or hit the IMA for oh, oh those summer nights?

Your thoughts?
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  • We went to see Kung Fu Panda at the IMAX on East Street. The kids (7 and 9) were entertained enough that my youngest didn't constantly sit on my lap and tell me she was bored/tired/hungry. It had some very funny moments, but most were showed during the previews.
  • We took in the Greg Lucas Gallery on Mass Ave. as part of First Friday.
    This is a new location for Greg (formerly at 49th and Penn).
    This end of Mass Ave is worth the trip... they really know how to throw a party... great galleries, gifts, chocolate! and a fine restaurant made our evening.
    Plus a spectacular light show accompanied our experience as heavy weather passed through downtown Indy. A great way to start the weekend.
  • I did enjoy The Fantasticks at the IRT. I will blog about it later this week.

    However, what I most wanted to tell you is that Three Days of the Condor came in for me on DVD at my library. I had never seen it before. I put it on hold after the discussion here when Sydney Pollack died.

    I love this movie! Sure, some of the acting is a little funny now, but mostly the datedness (dial telephones! computers that take up a whole room!) only adds to the exciting story and the chilling feeling of yikes! did they know this would be so on target 30 years later?!

    And I loved, loved, LOVED that Robert Redford's character survived because he had read so much.

    Thanks, Lou, and everyone, for turning me on to this movie!

    Hope Baugh
    www.IndyTheatreHabit.com
  • We watched The Kite Runner this weekend. What a sad story. I really hated Amir for nearly all the movie. He redeemed himself at the end, though I still thought his character was deplorable through the rest of it. What was striking was how different Afganistan was in the 70's vs how it was after the Russians and the Taliban were through with it. We cannot begin to know what these people have been through.

    I'm reading Ron Paul's The Revolution, A Manifesto. I have to say while reading the book I get more and more outraged. There are things I had no idea our government had done or is planing to do. I had never heard of the forced mental health screening for all US kids that was passed. http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd64.htm. I don't recall having ever seen it covered in the media much.

    I haven't seen much in the way of plays lately but hope to get back out and do that soon. I think Italian Fest is this weekend, so we're looking forward to that.
  • A comment on Honk! Jr. - some media are reporting that Buck Creek's rendition is the Central Indiana debut. Wanted to let you know that The Belfry Theatre in Noblesville did Honk! Jr. in June 2005.
  • The production at Buck Creek isn't Honk Jr. It's Honk. Full show.

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