Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Orphans' Home Cycle

I've had the privilege of seeing many fine theatre productions over the years but I cannot recall being so moved as I was recently.

About five years ago I became a subscriber to the Signature Theatre, an "off-Broadway" theatre on West 42nd Street, which stages one playwright each year. This season it is Horton Foote.

Foote's The Orphan's Home Cycle is presented in three parts with three one-act plays in each part. It is a wonderful play superbly acted. There is a chance that it will be staged on Broadway next year.

If you read the review of the play in today's New York Times I think you'll want to order your ticket.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Have Blog, Will Travel

After trying to maintain two blogs for almost a year, I have decided to discontinue Words on a Page in its current format at I will, however, continue to write about books and language at Footnotes.

The original idea behind Footnotes was to show and compare elements of the past with the present. Now Footnotes will address other subjects that I find interesting and hope you will, too.