i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
did everyone have a good halloween? i did, even while trying to find a super 8 hotel which didn't exist in centralia and nobody i talked to would admit it. but it served me right, i guess: while trying to help sven celebrate his birthday a little early, i was (very) late in meeting dan.
all the halloween plans happened after i had given up on everyone. i suppose this will teach me patience next year: there was something at john's and later at alex's, and today a showing of alien in the theatre i missed. (michael didn't end up going to any of this, either). last night sven had a halloween movie & pre-birthday party that was apparently fan-tabulous.
so thursday was my only true halloween event (except pumpkins, of course!): we went to see liminal's faust(faust), and the vague "what is it?" mystery wasn't solved upon seeing their gorgeous letterpressed posters proclaiming it to be "a liturgy, a science experiment, a haunted house, a musical." nor was it solved upon actually seeing the show, which was entirely narrativeless and required the audience to drift from seat to seat and wall to wall in order to keep from missing anything. they did several things right: the sound & lighting were top notch, and i quite liked the set(s) and the use of space & perspective. but something about it just felt emotionless: maybe it was the dancing, maybe it was the way i couldn't really tell if the actors were supposed to be in character and if so what they were, maybe it was the clumsy way they tried to integrate the chorus. however, i give bonus points for ambition, and this was certainly that. i was very glad i went, but i'm not sure i could recommend it to anyone else i know.