There was this indeterminate slice of free time that I found myself with Friday night, between dropping off one daughter for “Annie” and picking up another from her soccer game. I thought that within this gap I could see most if not all of “Trailer Park Musical.” The return trip from ‘away’ soccer games is notoriously squirrelly in terms of time of arrival, running as much as an hour later than the stated return. Well, this time the squirrel was more punctual than expected and I ended up only seeing about 20 minutes of “TPM” before I had to sneak out. As I skittered toward the door, I caught the last bit of Kimberly Jones Clark’s first striptease (perhaps there are others?), complete with big-star pasties. While I was very disappointed to go, it was at least a memorable moment to leave on, that’s for sure.
I had another possible window on Sunday but thanks to the iffy weather, I ended up being responsible for one of the 8-n-under crowd at my house and, while I don’t know that they would have been exactly shocked or dismayed about the striptease, there certainly seemed to be enough other “adult moments” that suggested perhaps bringing a younger one along would not have been wise.
(Along those lines, I hope you’ve been keeping up with Mr. Porter’s reviews at the ideastations.org site or their archive. I had to chuckle though, as he recommends theatergoers leave their young ones at home when seeing “Chicago.” The missus and I brought an 8-year old and a 5-year old to that one. Please don’t call social services on us.)
So this week, the challenge will be how to fit in at least one, if not two, of the many shows that are imperative for us to see. I’ll be looking into acquiring one of those time-turner things that Hermione Granger has…