NYC In Review!
Synetic Theater performed last week on Thursday, March 11th in New York City, presenting a one-time-only performance of Host and Guest at Columbia University’s Miller Theater, in an event held by Columbia’s Harriman Institute to raise money for the Georgian Studies program.
A wonderful time was had by all! From arriving in the city to performing in front of a spectacular crowd to the eye-popping view from the Terrace in the Sky at the reception afterwards, the week was full to the brim with excitement. Little touches like a boiler malfunction in the hotel (resulting in people thinking the place was on fire!), some great adventures on the town, and gorgeous weather upon our arrival completed the recipe for an amazing week in New York!
But enough chit chat, I asked some of our company members to give me a few details about the experience — here are some of my favorite quotes from them:
Who was the first person you called when we got to New York and why?
“My mom didn’t even give me a chance to call her– she called me when we were getting off the subway figuring I must have been there by the time she called. Way to ruin the magic, Mom.”
“I called my girlfriend to let her know we got there safely and that being in NYC was awesome!”
“Well, it was supposed to be my husband to let him know that I arrived safely, but I was too excited and simply forgot to call anyone!”
Name some striking images/memories from the trip
“The Synetic family on the bus.”
“The hugs backstage after the show.”
“Watching the cast walk together through the streets of NYC”
“Sitting on the red steps in Times Square, lying back and looking up at the buildings shooting away into the sky”
“Playing the song “Empire State of Mind”, everyone rocking out to it”
“Race. James Spader. ‘Nuff said”
“Scott and Vato running around with cameras the whole time”
“Peter Marks’ quote on the Next to Normal marquee, imagining the quote “Birth of an Empire” on it”