Antibes is 20 minutes from Nice by train. Its old town is amazing — dark, twisty, under-and-over streets and archways. This part is separated from the sea by a frankly intimidating stone wall. From the Port Vauban (home to multi-million dollar yachts and sailboats), all you can see of the city is the Musee Picasso, because its in a castle at the original town’s highest point. It’s very much a seaside resort, summery place.
Or Macao. For various reasons, I was only able to stay one night. NOT ENOUGH. Will be going back. I spent most of my time there giggling because my Spanish allowed me to understand just about ALL the Portuguese I saw!
And lo, there was much fury at the Scotiabank Cinemas in West Edmonton Mall on the 30th of January in this year of 2014 (AD), for the many buyers of tickets for the National Theatre Live showing of Coriolanus from London, England, which was not to be.
What WE were told at WEM was there was a satellite issue in Toronto, and the first half of the show wasn’t filmed. I was offered a refund or two special event passes to use later… though I had to wait in line then and there in order to get them.
But wait! It gets Better!
I texted Amy – my director and fellow Shakespeare nut – and she advised me the play was showing at HER location…South Edmonton Common.
I received this news as I was about to drive home. I wanted to march back into the theatre and roar, but I know the staff had nothing to do with this call and would be as perplexed as me.
One woman ahead of me, another disappointed Coriolanus-goer, lamented to her husband: “Why are we in Edmonton?”
Alas. I really hope they figure out a way to show the encore still.
Feast your eyes, then see the show.
Here is where to buy tickets for Stories of Love & Hate!
Edmonton Fringe programs are now on sale too all over the city – pick one up and see everything there is to see.
The luscious Lucky L’amour of Capital City Burlesque performing at the Toga & Burlesque Party. Photo snapped by Jessie McKitrick.
Our Valentine and tech extraordinaire Doug Verdin and one of partygoers, getting into the spirit of the occasion.