Random Friday Babylonians

nytheatre mike at “Babylon Babylon” rehearsal

They say a picture speaks a thousand words. So I’ve decided to make this week’s Random Friday post top heavy with photos for a change. Like the one above – that’s me at Babylon Babylon rehearsal a couple of weeks ago, on the day we got our first script pages. Very exciting. Our official production photographer, Ken Stein, was on hand snapping away.

Here’s another one from our rehearsal on Wednesday night, courtesy of our lighting designer, the ubiquitous Ian W. Hill

“Babylon Babylon” rehearsal

In the foreground, from left to right, are Fred Backus, Michele Carlo (sitting on the floor), assistant director Jessica McVea (standing with her back to the camera), and writer-director-grand poobah Jeff Lewonczyk. (The image here is slightly cropped. You can see the full image – which includes yours truly and fellow cast member Toya Lillard – on Ian’s blog.)

So, if a picture does indeed speak a thousand words, what do these two say to you?

While you ponder your answer, here’s this week’s Random Friday Top 10, courtesy of my trusty iTunes music library

  • “Solitaire” – Suzanne Vega (Songs in Red and Grey)
  • “Two Against Nature” – Steely Dan (Two Against Nature)
  • “Athena” – The Who (It’s Hard)
  • “Bad Sneakers” – Steely Dan (Citizen Steely Dan 1972-1980)
  • “Harbor Lights” – Bruce Hornsby (Harbor Lights)
  • “Up the Junction” – Squeeze (Squeeze: Greatest Hits)
  • The Towering Inferno (Main Title)” – John Williams (Great Composers: John Williams)
  • “Pure and Easy” – The Who (Who’s Next)
  • “The Phone Call” – The Pretenders (Pretenders)
  • “Dripping Dream” – Sonic Youth (Sonic Nurse)

Happy Friday and have a great weekend. Spring is finally upon us, and it already feels like it. Enjoy the coming warmth and renewal. In the meantime, I leave you with one final rehearsal photo from Wednesday, also courtesy of Mr. Hill.

Another view of “Babylon Babylon” rehearsal


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