It’s been a busy week. On Monday, I began rehearsals for the play I am working on. There isn’t so much for me to do, but it is great just to be a part of a professional production in New York City. The cast is really inspirational, and I think I have made some great friends in the stage management crew.
On Tuesday, I had a day off from rehearsal, so I cooked up some lunches and dinners to last me through my busy upcoming week. I learned from this article how to pack salads and other meals into mason jars, where they can be preserved for several days. It’s a great way to save money too because you buy a bag of groceries and use up every last morsel of food in a meal, rather than letting that leftover half of a carrot waste away in your fridge. My meals included a Super Food Burrito in a Jar, Sweet Potato Chili with Kale, and a vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie based on this recipe and this recipe.
After that, I saw the Broadway revival of Pippin starring Patina Miller. An overall really great production with some spectacular circus feats. Rachel Bay Jones completely stole the show as Catherine, the quirky and spastic ingenue in the second act. Her performance reminded me of a comedy legend like Carol Burnett or Amy Poehler. While many of the Broadway regulars in the cast dazzled with splashy circus tricks, Jones is the lone member of the cast that does not partake in the illusions and gymnastics. Her comedic prowess cuts through the flashy effects, leaving a lasting impression.
And finishing off my week of theatre-going, I saw the new play Stage Kiss at playwrights horizons last night. But that is worthy of it’s own post–coming soon!