Last night I went to a late movie at Concord Mills, sat in a nearly empty theatre, and saw a movie that certainly has no equal in film.
Richard Linklater spent twelve years shooting “Boyhood.” Ellar Coltrane, who plays Mason, is seven years old in the first scene. He’s nineteen at the
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In 1994, just before Christmas, I embarrassed myself, just a little, at Maya Angelou’s house.
She had made a great big, delicious lasagna for her students, and I served myself a large portion.
“That’s too much, Mr. Post,” she said. “You don’t need to eat that much.”
She was right. I put some
Continue reading Remembering Maya Angelou — a teacher of life
We have chickens, and although they are nearing the end of their laying careers, we still get more eggs than Alicia and I can eat (In recent weeks I’ve been having smoothies instead of eggs for breakfast).
So we have an ample supply of eggs and today I embarked on boiling a dozen.
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No, I was pleasantly AMAZED at Jenny Lee Wright’s one woman show — A Narcissistic Evening of neurotic behavior at Spoken Space Theatre tonight.
It was a FULL show — polished and well-prepared — and kept the house alive with loud, authentic laughter throughout.
This was a premier, and one night only.
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I wrote Love Poem in the 90’s, when we were doing the 9×9@9 shows at Theatre Charlotte.
Since that time, it’s been produced several times in 10 minute play festivals. At one point, I thought I would shoot it. And I’ve had a number of requests from people in this country and others
Continue reading Love Poem, the short film, directed by Simon O’Keefe
Here are some thoughts I thought about the Rowan County, North Carolina, campaign for County Commission — a very interesting and frustrating topic.
This blog is great. It describes what happened: “What is the Fish House?”
These Facebook pages are also great: Fire Jim Sides and Craig Pierce and La Resistance.
I may be wrong (and
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In October, Michael Kamel, a young filmmaker, asked if he could use the script of my short play, “Purple,” for a short film.
I said sure, go for it. Michael is a freshman at George Mason University.
I get a fair number of requests such as this. They ALL warm my heart — and
Continue reading Purple, directed by Michael Kamel
I missed a lot of good movies this year.
Last Saturday night, having had the opportunity to see a movie for the first time in a while, I scanned the web, looking for something good.
I wanted to see 12 Years a Slave — and I will see it — but I had spent a
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Thanks for the plug for our show, Laugh Tracks, at Spoken Space Theatre. FYI, it’s entirely inaccurate. The sketches we have planned are not the ones you list. I won’t be linking to it, but you know what you wrote (using the name Diane Goldstein).
While we do appreciate the publicity,
Continue reading A letter to the editor, Steve Mensing
My latest venture — and some links that go with it.
In terms of theatre, this is not exactly ‘Streetcar Named Desire,’ — but it’s been a blast, a chance to really explore the creation of comedy, and see people develop.
Comedy group finds inspiration in Rowan life … and isn’t
Continue reading Laugh Tracks — I’m really proud of this show (and having fun, too)