24 February 2014 @ 02:00 pm
Our Big SLC Weekend - now for T Hiddy  
So the main reason for our trip was to see T Hiddy, errr.. Tom Hiddleston, in Coriolanus. Which did happen, between all the eating and stuff :D

Friday night, we went to the Utah Symphony to see Natalie MacMaster perform. She was wonderful! And seven months pregnant, but she still danced around with her fiddle! It was a terrific performance. Saturday, the screening for Coriolanus started at 12:15, and Nin had out the walking direction via Google into her phone, and we couldn't find the theater!! I knew it was sold out, and really didn't want to be stuck in the front row because we were late. I brought up my ticket confirmation on my phone, and read the address, and turned out she'd entered 11 Broadway, not 111 [whew] So we arrive with plenty of time, get seats, and of course, tweeted. I'm pretty sure the majority of the audience were there to see Tom. The play started, and you could tell from the quiet that the audience was drawn in. The interval interview with the director had some amusing moments, where she admitted that Tom 'was passing sexy' Our audience busted up laughing at that. We really enjoyed the play. Great cast all around, and I loved the staging, and how they used lighting. It's amazing that we're able to see live theatre all the way from London in our own backyard. So glad we decided to make the trip! And thanks to the University of Utah, Tanner Humanities Centre, for making it possible.
01 February 2014 @ 06:04 pm
I have two tickets to the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center showing of Coriolanus on Feb. 22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just five hours away :D It's a noon screening, so will have to go up Friday after work. Fingers crossed it's not snowing through the mountain passes. Maybe we should get chains just in case.
01 February 2014 @ 01:15 pm
Don't Tell Me That!  
So, out of curiosity, I clicked over to the National Theatre Live website, after reading that they were doing an encore streaming of Coriolanus, certain that if there were any viewing here in the States, it would be like in New York. Oh, fooey, I was wrong. The closest showing to me is in Grass Valley, CA and this cracks me up. Grass Valley is the little town in the foothills of the Sierra where my great-great grandparents settled in the 1860s, and I've never visited, not discovering this fact till a few years ago. And here I find that it's the closest place to see Coriolanus. Close being relative: it's 600+ miles away, over Donner Pass, in the winter. A 10 hour drive. But hey, close! You know, if it weren't winter, I would be so tempted [sighs] I shouldn't have looked.

ETA: Hmmm.... whatever location thingie they're using has the mileage all messed up. It has Grass Valley being under 200 miles away. So ignoring where they think I am, and looking at the list, it loos like U of U in SLC may have a showing. Must investigate further!