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Moco Verde, Dinner and a Play [Jul. 11th, 2005|11:54 am]
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Last night a large group of us Austin Mocos got together to see Paula's play, Agatha Christie's Appointment With Death at the Vortex Theater. Our nice campmate Paula plays a thoroughly despicable old woman with frightening accuracy.  Here are the Austin American Statesman's and the Austin Chronicle's reviews of the play.

All of us grown-ups all agreed that the play was quite entertaining and that Paula was amazing as the evil step mother. G, on the other hand, thought they talked way too much. This was his first taste of grown-up theater, and I think he was hoping for special effects such as the human torch, or a tank-like Batmobile. He did however enjoy figuring out who-done-it with me, and was proud as could be that we figured it out correctly.

Before the play, we all had dinner at Hoover's Cooking on Manor Road, just up the street from the Vortex. We all agreed that the food was excellent. Although it's basically a restaurant for carnivores, in addition to the usual two and three vegetable plate, they had pasta with a choice of two vegetarian sauces on the blackboard, marinara and alfredo. I went with the alfredo and it was delicious.

This was an amazing Moco event. Moco's came from as far away as Buda and Dripping Springs to attend. We had a blast. Here are the pictures:

Paula Showing off the Chronicle Review at Hoover's


The Gang at Hoover's


Before the Show -- Paula (in stage make-up) Visits with G


The Gang at the Theater


G's Photo of the Grown-Ups at the Theater


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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2005-07-11 09:20 pm (UTC)
That sounds like it was really fun.That is something I almost never get in NYC, I mean getting to go see a friend in a play, or playing music. Here it's kind of impersonal. Yes there are big shows etc, but they cost a fortune and they're just strangers. It seems like in Austin, entertainment is mroe personal, and to me that makes it more real.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2005-07-12 05:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Paula on a job well done.

You guys look like you were having the time of your life. Too bad Paula had to die, so young and unredeemed. I hope she performs a Lazarus and does another show! I agree with G, the problem with drama is that there is just too much dialogue. Shakespearian, blah blah, thou talkest too much blah blah. Just get to the action. That is why American movies do so well in all of these other countries, you don't need subtitles for these, everyone can understand a fast car or a speeding bullet.
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