Conductor, Alexander Faris; John Fryatt (Box), Russell Smythe (Cox) Thomas Lawlor (Bouncer). I can almost guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. The resulting story is fun, charming, intelligent, and witty.
If you’re a mother you will know how much Mother’s Day means to you. We all look forward to our little ones cards and presents whether they are bought or handmade. It makes us feel a bit special and for one day of the year NOT taken for granted.
The screenplay is unique and provides a hilarious romp through the food world from various points of view, including that of the chefs and cooks, the customers, and the food critic. It also approaches prejudice and bigotry from a highly unusual perspective that makes its point without throwing the moral directly in your face.
The more time you have, the more risk you should take. If you’re just starting out, 80 percent to 100 percent of your assets ought to be in stocks. The simplest trick? Subtract your age from 120: That’s the percentage you should have in stocks; the rest should be in bonds. “If you have, say, 30 or 40 years, what happens over the next three months or even three years doesn’t matter. If you need the money in two years and it drops 40 percent in one year, that’s a problem,” says Stuart Ritter, a certified financial planner with T. Rowe Price.
If you’re taking electrical appliances or electronics from the United States to any European city, you’ll probably need a voltage converter or voltage transformer. That means that if you can’t survive a semester in Paris without your hair dryer or your DVD player, you need to go shopping for voltage converters.
On the way back to Los Angeles, I pondered over my first visit home since my mother’s death in 1993. I had read somewhere that the death of a parent is considered a watershed in one’s life. I also read, that as a writer, our censorship often ends with the death of a parent. Given the fact that I didn’t finish my first novel, The Ebony Tree, until a year or so after my mother’s death, perhaps this is true. As I considered the promotion done on my novel while I was at home, I wondered if I would have had the nerve to do this before my mother’s death. I don’t know. But trying to stay grounded and know that this experience has happened in some form to other humans, and that other humans have dealt with it, has helped.
They both try to leave, but Bouncer arrives with a third letter: “Being convinced that our feelings, like our ages, do not reciprocate, I hasten to apprise you of my immediate union with Mr. Knox.” They rejoice that Penelope Ann is out of the way. Suddenly, Box observes that Cox must surely be his long-lost brother, and Cox observes that he was about to make the same observation. Box asks if Cox has a strawberry mark on his left arm. Cox replies that he does not. That settles it: they are long-lost brothers. In a brief finale, they agree that they will remain in the room for good, with Bouncer adding a “Rataplan!” reprise. The curtain falls on general rejoicing.
The original domestic version is scored for the three voices (Box, tenor; Cox, baritone; and Bouncer, bass) and piano. For the theatre Sullivan rescored the piece for his usual small orchestra of 35 or so players. He added a short overture and some additional music in the main piece, including the extended duet, tay, Bouncer, Stay!. This version plays for just under an hour.
For a young lady with a lot of talent and two beautiful children, let’s hope the hair cut does the job and a new Britney Spears, along with a new head of hair, grows to elegant womanhood.