Hello New York Movers,
Happy Memorial Day to all of you. I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. I, for one, have been holed up in my apartment, drawing the shades in the blaring light of day. Thanks to the veritable hack Baz Luhrmann, it seems that everyone has caught Gatsby fever. For the first time since the financial crash, decadence seems back in fashion and I for one am disgusted. How dare the plebeians of society walk about the streets in faux pearls and fake fur? Some of these disguises are practically convincing! Call me old fashioned, but in my day the wealthy were conspicuous, and I’ll be damned if I get confused with a middle class tax accountant who buys off the rack at Banana Republic.
I suppose you could always spend your money on something else. Here are the best cultural offerings this week.
High Culture: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 @ Kazino
Back from its rousing run at Ars Nova last year, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 returns to the city with its own performance venue. Nestled in a pop-up tent in the Meatpacking District, this adaptation of War & Peace is just as dazzling and mesmerizing as ever. Gentle, soaring, and altogether fantastical, this is one show you will not want to miss.
Low Culture: Colin Quinn’s Unconstitutional @ The Barrow Street Theater
Colin Quinn’s last one man show, Long Story Short, made it all the way to Broadway. His second go round takes place at a much smaller venue, a little theater nestled in the West Village and perfect for a night of comedy. Quinn works his magic, slicing apart the hypocrisy of American government into bite sized bits of comedy.
Culture Culture: Swiss cheese.
It’s the Prada of the dairy world.
Stay cultured my friends,