Long-distance relationships are hard, but this is one that we Reptiles can get behind. And hey, we're even willing to share! Todd Almond's Girlfriend, the much beloved musical with music and lyrics by Matthew Sweet, is being presented in concert tonight at Joe's Pub. (If you happpen to be in the Big Apple, head on down to The Public and check it out tonight at 9:30pm.) In case you missed it back in our 2009/10 season, Girlfriend follows a budding romance between two high-school guys as they're facing graduation and trying to define themselves and their relationship. We're so excited that director Les Waters is getting a chance to revisit one of our all-time favorites.
We're also happy with the federal appeals court's decision to revisit the decision regarding Proposition 8 in our fair state of California. I'm no political writer, so I'll leave it to you to click over to your favorite news source for the latest update on the court's ruling. I think we're comfortable saying that this is a break up we've been looking forward to -- no ice cream and tissues for our crowd today.
Now I'll just ponder how much sweeter the day would be to celebrate it with our rockin' Girlfriend.
Ryder Bach and Jason Hite in Berkeley Rep's 2010 production of Todd Almond's Girlfriend. Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com.
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