Last night, I went to see the play, The Rose Tattoo, which was written by Tennessee Williams. It was the closing night for a four week run at the Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack, New York. My friends, Kris Nazar and Joan Rosen, have a daughter who plays the part of Rosa Delle Rose. The play, with two intermissions, ran for about 3 hours. According to the director’s notes, “passion is at war with Catholicism in Williams’ life-affirming ‘love play to the world'”. Mr. Williams takes us on a journey, breathing in the pungent embraces of life, warts and all. Serafina, living in a Sicilian community in Louisiana, is torn between her desire to be chaste at all costs and her instant lust for Alvaro, who resembles her adored departed husband. Through her choice, life is reaffirmed and for once a Williams character manages a new beginning. It was great. Ariela, who plays Serafina’s daughter, talks with her sailor boyfriend, in this photo. She did an excellent job in her community theater debut. I was impressed. After the show, the cast and members in the audience were treated to some wonderful food as everyone celebrated the last night of the play.
Today, Joan and I are heading into the city (New York City). There’s a Puerto Rican festival going on and it might be fun to go take some photos.