Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night…and Saturday night I will see him!! Meanwhile Friday I will see my friends Ann and Michaela, which is just as good to me. And I will see LONDON! For the first time in more years than I care to count. I went to London, my dream city, with 3 of my high school friends after we graduated and were in college. It was a cherished dream of ours, all Anglophiles, to visit our spiritual homeland, England.
Unlike this trip, I spent two weeks in London. Unlike the two days I’ll have this time. Travel Friday and Monday. Sightseeing and RA-seeing on Saturday. Exploring the city on Sunday. I am incredibly grateful. And time with my two new friends as well as seeing RA. What riches!!
I’ll tell you a secret – I hate air travel. I am terrified, but determined. I will not give in to my fear of flight. Turbulence makes me convert to every religion I ever heard of. I’ll pray to any god to save me! I remember Guylty describing her focussing on RA when she was in some bad turbulence! I will think on that while I’m traveling as well!!
Richard Armitage as Swann in Pinter/Proust
I watched Richard Armitage on stage once before, in the Pinter/Proust production performed at the 92nd St. Y in NYC. He is an amazing presence on stage. He is centered, focussed, still. He holds your attention. He didn’t rage and storm the way John Proctor reportedly does. And yet I couldn’t look away from him.
I can’t wait until Saturday, when I will see him embody John Proctor.
I saw my 21 year old niece, English major at Boston University, on Saturday. I told her about my trip to London and what I am going to see. She said, “He’s playing John Proctor, right? He’s the sexy one!! ” LOL! Yes, he is.