Saturday, October 17, 2009

Who can turn the world on with her smile?

I went to a play last night with my friend Scott. Made dinner for us in my place, then we walked to the San Jose Rep to see a play, Groundswell, which takes place in South Africa. I agree with a lot of this review. I loved the ambiance of the set and enjoyed some of the acting but thought the opening dragged. I realized when talking to Scott afterward that all that information given during that beginning could probably have been provided along the way, rather than front-loaded. Every art (and life) event teaches. That's what I always tell my students: to read (and in this case view) art and literature as the greatest writing teacher.

The place Scott and I talked post-play was the theater balcony after the show, drinking our complimentary wine and cookies. No, the cookies weren't liquid. Just wondering if you're paying attention.

Living downtown is so fun. When I'm out walking my turkey, I mean dogs, I feel like that girl.


I've updated my other blog and now have information about both novels, as well as free previews. Thanks, everyone, for all your love and your support of books and small presses.


Unknown said...

Kate, My great grandmother was Katherine Evans of Nevada City. I do not know much else, other than that she married into the Evans name, and that the man she married was adopted, and a Baumgarten (SP?) before that. Are we perhaps related? I have been exploring this for some time. Let me know if you are somehow a part of this genetic pool!!!

Carla Bolger

Kate Evans said...

Wow, so interesting. I doubt it but who knows? My grandmother lived in Nevada City, and "Evans" was one of her 4 husbands. If you want to talk further, feel free to email me: kattacruz1234 at yahoo.