Between BAM and St. Ann's Warehouse, it seems like the most provocative and innovative theater is happening in Brooklyn these days. I can't wait to see the full production of Black Watch, a National Theatre of Scotland transport about the Iraq War that arrives at St. Ann's this weekend. Despite a frequent inability to comprehend the Scottish accent, I had a nice chat with playwright Gregory Burke, who's excited about visiting New York for the first time. The story's in this week's Time Out.
If you're going to go to the Bronx Zoo, I recommend going with a child and someone who works there as a guide. Fortunately, I had both when I went there on Saturday. Our unofficial "guide" was my friend Amy, who steered us around and shared lots of interesting tidbits about giraffes, gorillas and African wild dogs. (And as you can see from this photo op at the bug carousel, she also young at heart.)