All Day and All of the Night
Last night’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Central Park, was thankfully uninterrupted by rain. Again, the set was well utilized; sharing center stage with the actors was a giant tree laying way for the faeries’ athletic acrobats and Titania’s dotage. Of course, Bottom and his fellow craftsmen steal the show (within the show, I guess), leading the play into a more whimsical element, although I could’ve done without the musical number at the end. Following the show, we filed into the quad of Belvedere Castle for the after party. There was food, dancing, Raul Julia’s son, Raul Julia Jr., who is incredibly charming, and Jeff Goldblum, who is freakishly tall but approachable (although we didn’t have much to say to each other).