Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Weekend

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W

Friday night was still, warm, benign and moonless.  Perfect conditions for Libby's minor passion -- rowing at night.   She took the dinghy out alone just before midnight and spent a very nice hour just touring the harbor by herself in silence.  Such moments are great for the soul.  I'm so happy that Libby gets chances to indulge it.  We are also so lucky to be in a place where the weather and public safety makes it possible to do.

On Sunday we went to a special show at the Community Theater.  This year is the 100th anniversary of the completion of Flagler's East Coast Railroad to Key West.  Naturally, that was an event of enormous importance to the Keys and to the State of Florida.  Jellinek's performance was excellent.  If you ever get the chance to see Jellinek's show, take it.

This one-man show of two acts tells the fascinating story of the man who started it all with the creation of the Florida East Coast Railway. 
About “Henry Flagler”: Paul J. Jellinek, as Henry M. Flagler, has been performing for the past few years in numerous venues throughout the Southeastern coast of Florida, and had been active in theatre for more than 40 years having portrayed “Daddy Warbucks” in Annie; “Don Quixote” in Man of La Mancha; “Nicky Arnstein” in Funny Girl; “Bo Decker” in Bus Stop and more. Originally from Vermont, Jellinek currently lives in Palm Coast, Florida. 
Jellinek wrote “Wild Dreams,” the title of his Henry M. Flagler presentation, in collaboration with Ms. Jill Kamp Melton, the founder and artistic director of American Showcase Company in Alexandria, VA. He was directed by Ms. Anne Kraft, a founder of The Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, Florida.

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