At the urging and direction of Karen I drove down to the city Saturday (10/24/09) to attend this event, “The Provenance of Beauty” by Foundry Theater. It proved to be interesting as a performance piece though at times too tendentious in content.1
Click here for a video provided by the Foundry Theatre.
Karen will go on this tour next Saturday. Her comments will probably add more to the conversation.
But, Karen and I will get our own tour at some point in the near future given by John Gilstrap, Sr., a retired FDNY Captain. I bumped into John Sr. at Andrea and John’s house on 121st Street when I stopped by after my theater adventure. Once I got started telling John Sr about my afternoon on a bus in the South Bronx he reminded me that he had spent most of his career in the fire department in a station that covered the exact territory in the South Bronx, Mott Haven and Hunts Point, that was the subject of this theater piece.
Unlike the rules of no photography during the theater bus tour, I will get to take pictures from Captain John’s car. And, I think that we will take digital recorder along…….
Keep an eye out here for more on the South Bronx as suggested by the view of a fireman who watched the South Bronx burn down, rebuild, burn down, and rebuild during his tenure.
- You can read Charles Isherwood’s review in the New York Times here or a review by JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ AND NICOLE CARTER in the Daily News [↩]