The final night in Provincetown was a bit warmer and dinner with Karin Kallmaker, MJ Lowe and Ruth was a treat. After dinner we went to Suzanne Westenhoefer‘s final Ptown performance. She was full of energy and hilarious as usual.
And she looked great! The last time I saw her was at the Birchmere in Virginia a few years ago on a night that Tipper Gore happened to be there. Suzanne talked about it in her act and we reminisced for a moment when I saw her after the show. I’m looking forward to seeing her back in the DC area in January.
We spent the next few hours at the Joon Bar upstairs at the Vixen. Lynn Ames, Lynda Sandoval, Rachel Spangler , Lee Lynch and Elaine Mulligan stopped by. (I’m probably forgetting someone!) It was great to finally meet them all. And I was honored to get a picture with Lee Lynch.
We saw the film Hannah Free earlier in the day. It’s a complex look at end of life issues. Sharon Gless stars as a woman in a nursing home who is prevented from visiting her partner who lies in a coma in the same nursing home. It sounds depressing but there is a lot of humor and it doesn’t take the easy way out by villainizing anyone. It began as a stage play and the novelization by the playwright, Claudia Allen, will be released through Bella Books.
The drive off the cape was challenging to say the least with a two hour backup due to construction on the Sagamore Bridge. Stopping for breakfast in Wellfleet probably didn’t help but at least we were well fed. And how often to you get to have oysters for breakfast?
I’ll post a round up of Provincetown links in the next few days.