Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Visit to Boston, Day 1
Last Friday, Jim and I flew to Boston to visit with Anna and her fiance, Matt. They arranged for us to stay at the Colonnade Hotel on Huntington Avenue that's very near Anna's office. Our room was gorgeous with a spectacular view. We had a lovely lunch at the hotel's restaurant, Brasserie Jo.
After lunch, we walked down to see where Anna works.
Friday night, we saw the Huntington Theatre Company's excellent production of Two Men of Florence by Richard Goodwin.
At intermission, Anna introduced us to the playwright and his equally famous wife, Doris Kearns Goodwin. Jim was very excited because he is a huge fan of Doris, an authority on the presidency. Doris' most recent book, Team of Rivals, a book about Lincoln's cabinet, is being made into a film by Steven Spielberg and our friend, Tony Kushner, is writing the script. Richard's play was excellent and we particularly loved the performance of Jay O. Sanders, the actor who played Galileo.
More on Boston, day two tomorrow.