August: Osage County

By | Posted March 14, 2011

Posted in Brian, date night, Paul | 4 Comments »

Yes, I’ve got  a new blog address.  David Stagg offered to set up a new blog for me, and since I loved how Sidelineview turned out, I figured why not.  So bare with us while David works a real job and finds time to fix this blog.

Happy days are here:  Paul and Brian are here!  I can’t explain how happy this makes me and Lance.  We’re like junkies trying to get a fix.  “Can you spend this day with us?  What are your plans that day?”  We have such a great time with them and selfishly want to spend as much time as possible with them.  So as I type we’re off to Kingwood to play games with his family while my dad spends time with the boys.

Last night we went to the Alley Theatre and saw August: Osage County.  WOW.  I hate to let everyone know, but if they missed this play, they missed the best play they might ever see.  And I feel safe saying this since I’ve seen what I consider some of the best plays out there.

The backstory on this play: Tracy Letts wrote it for the cast at Steppenwolf before taking the show to Broadway and racking up several Tonys.  I had the chance to see it with the original cast in New York at the invitation of Paul, and I didn’t go.  Why?  Because I am huge baby when it comes to flying.  I’ve mentioned I don’t fly alone anymore, especially without Xanax.  (Because if the plane goes down, I want to make sure my kids are left completely alone as opposed to being left with one loving parent.)  I was pregnant at the time and despite having my plane tickets, room and shows all paid for, I didn’t go.  When I said I don’t have regrets in life, I might have forgotten about this incident.

When we heard the Alley was performing the show this season we were stoked.  Then Paul and Brian decided they wanted to see it again.  It worked out perfectly, they could meet Baby Z, see the show, family and us!  I admit I was a bit worried about what they would think of the show.  I mean, they had seen the original cast!  The cast who won the Tonys.  I shouldn’t have worried.  The show was fantastic.  And not just to me.  There were actually three in our crowd last night that had seen the show, and they all loved it.  I think the biggest complaint of the evening was how short the intermission was.

The show was the perfect way to start our visit with Paul and Brian.  And thanks to my amazing mother, we were able to go to dinner and the play, seven hours total.  Seriously, we would have had to pay a babysitter $100 for last night, which meant we wouldn’t have been able to go out for the rest of the week!  We are so lucky to have my mom.

Last night also reminded us how much we love the Alley, so Lance and I decided to buy preview tickets for next year.

Comments on August: Osage County

  1. From Kathleen:

    Just wanted to say hi! David is my brother and he recommended your blog to me. I’m currently pregnant with my first. 🙂

  2. From Barry:

    Hooray for the Alley! Really happy you guys enjoyed the play. When you see Amadeus I’ll be happy to give a backstage tour. Glad to see you’re supporting local theatre.

  3. From Lance Z.:

    “Last night also reminded us how much we love the Alley, so Lance and I decided to buy preview tickets for next year.”

    We did?

  4. From Nicole:

    Congratulations, Kathleen! I saw on Twitter the baby is a girl. Your brothers are pretty excited for you!

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