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The Foreigner April 28, 2012



We just say a play called “The Foreigner” at Huntington University’s MCA Studio Theatre.
The play was very funny and, in parts, very poignant.
But, what I want to mention here is the young, very talented cast.
My wife and I see a lot of plays and musicals. Indy, Chicago, as well as here
in Fort Wayne Indiana.
This cast rivaled some of the best we’ve seen at more “professional” venues.
Each actor was amazingly good. If this is typical of the acting students at
Huntington University, then all I can say is “Wow.”
I’m pretty sure we’ll be going back.



“The Foreigner.”
Charlie……………………………Josh Cookingham
Froggy……………………………Dom Corsoe
Betty……………………………..Meagan Heffner
David……………………………..Kyle Lindsey
Catherine…………………………Kate Smith
Ellard……………………………..Matthew Burtless-Creps
Owen……………………………..Nate Adams
Townspeople……………………..Charles Booth, Kris Kreager, Stephen Planalp, Lauren Sowers
Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards, this gem of a play is certain to cause side-splitting laughter. The reclusively shy Charlie (Cookingham) leaves England and reluctantly accompanies his friend, Froggy (Corsoe), on a trip to a fishing lodge set in rural Georgia. Once there, Froggy informs the locals that Charlie is from an exotic country and speaks no English so that Charlie may be spared the embarrassment of making idle conversation. However, the plan backfires as the locals quickly begin to confide secrets to Charlie that challenge his ability to remain silent. “A constant invitation to relax and laugh at the foolishness of life” remarks The Village Voice. You won’t want to miss this uproarious comedy!
Director: Scott Evans
The Foreigner
Written by Larry Shue

 

Rest In Peace, Davy Jones February 29, 2012

Davy Jones: 12/30/1945 – 02/29/2012

“Even if they never meant to be more than entertainment and a hit-single generator, we shouldn’t sell The Monkees short. It was far better TV than it had to be; during an era of formulaic domestic sitcoms and wacky comedies, it was a stylistically ambitious show, with a distinctive visual style, absurdist sense of humor and unusual story structure. Whatever Jones and The Monkees were meant to be, they became creative artists in their own right, and Jones’ chipper Brit-pop presence was a big reason they were able to produce work that was commercial, wholesome and yet impressively weird.”
– Poniewozik, James (February 2012). “RIP Davy Jones, The Monkees’ Daydreamboat”. Time (magazine).


Below is a brief telling of our recent concert experience seeing Davy Jones at Bearcreek Farms.
I’m so very glad we went.

  

Another fun concert experience.   At 66 years old, Davy still sounds great.
The six-piece band was absolutely top-notch.  When the concert was over and most of the crowd gone,
my wife yelled “You Guys Are Awesome!” at the remaining band members onstage.
Dave Robicheau did some amazing guitar work on “Valerie.”
Aviva Maloney is a multi-talented wonder.
You can check out them and the other band members here:  http://davyjones.net/djband.html

Davy sang some of his solo songs, did a number from his Broadway days in “Oliver,” and lots of Monkees favorites.



His wife was onstage for a couple of really good dance numbers.
Jones, of course, shared many stories and jokes, and had frequent audience interaction.

We saw The Monkees June 13th, 2001 at the Fort Wayne Embassy (with some of the same band members).
That was a great concert, but this was a more “personal” overall experience.
Especially since we got to meet him and get our pictures taken with him!


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AND here are some general pix from Bearcreek Farms:


  

        


 

Davy Jones at BearCreek November 13, 2011

  

Another fun concert experience.   At 67 years old, Davy still sounds great.
The six-piece band was absolutely top-notch.  When the concert was over and most of the crowd gone,
my wife yelled “You Guys Are Awesome!” at the remaining band members onstage.
Dave Robicheau did some amazing guitar work on “Valerie.”
Aviva Maloney is a multi-talented wonder.
You can check out them and the other band members here:  http://davyjones.net/djband.html

Davy sang some of his solo songs, did a number from his Broadway days in “Oliver,” and lots of Monkees favorites.



His wife was onstage for a couple of really good dance numbers.
Jones, of course, shared many stories and jokes, and had frequent audience interaction.

We saw The Monkees June 13th, 2001 at the Fort Wayne Embassy (with some of the same band members).
That was a great concert, but this was a more “personal” overall experience.
Especially since we got to meet him and get our pictures taken with him!


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AND here are some general pix from Bearcreek Farms:


  

        

 

 
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