Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Cold!

Mutterings continued.

Went out for lunch today to our usual indoor/outdoor cafe and decided that outdoors was just too damned cold. I had tuna patties with vegies. Mmm, mashed potato.

There's a Jazz at Montreaux concert on Foxtel's Ovation channel tonight featuring Jethro Tull and Yes. Cool. I saw JT in concert in the 70's and was most disappointed that they didn't do Living in the Past, one of my all-time favourite songs.

Spent most of this afternoon redesigning the intranet front page and battling with cascading style sheets.

GRADS' next production is Orton's What the Butler Saw. From the ITA website: "Auditions are being held for GRADS production of Joe Orton’s brilliantly funny farce What the Butler Saw”. The play will be presented at the Dolphin Theatre, UWA, Nedlands from September 23rd.

Even though it is now forty years old “What the Butler Saw” is still a play that manages to touch on a huge variety of taboo subjects. Incest. black magic, madness, transvestism, racial prejudice, murder, drug abuse, nymphomania and the private parts of Winston Churchill are all brought into a riotously funny story of a psychiatrist trying to seduce his secretary and being forced to pass her off to his wife as a patient. Then the Inspector of Asylums shows up… All this mixed together with dialogue that earned Orton the label of “The Oscar Wilde of the Welfare State”.

The play will be directed by Stephen Lee, whose production at the Dolphin of “Noises Off”, played to large and appreciative audiences." I saw Stephen at Saturday's performance of Nightingale and he invited me to do props for Butler. I told him I'll see how I survive this one.

Speaking of Nightingale, another nice review on the ITA site.


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