I’ve often had “double header” days as a reviewer, but I think Sunday was a first for me: a triple-header. I went to two plays (“Tape” at 2 p.m. and “Ordinary Days” at 4 p.m.), and at 7 I headed to the Saroyan Theatre for the combined Fresno Youth Philharmonic and Fresno State Symphony Orchestra “Planets of Fire” concert.
Throw in Saturday night, when I caught the 8 p. m. performance of “A Year with Frog and Toad,” and I saw four performances in a 24-hour period. (Add to that the fact that I attended a memorial service in Spokane for my great-uncle on Friday afternoon, with my flight back to Fresno landing at 6:14 p.m. Saturday., and I had quite the weekend.)
I’ll be cranking out reviews of the plays soon, but I can say in general terms that my 24 hours of performances were exhilarating.
What’s more, I know there was a whole ton of stuff I didn’t make it to this weekend. (Don’t worry, “White Christmas,” you’re top of my list coming up.) Feel free to share your own weekend experiences in a comment.