Driving through Brooklyn to get to The Brick. That’s right, driving. It’s my Gramma’s car. We borrowed it for Christmas travels but haven’t brought it back yet. We’ve got the windows open, indie rock blasting. It’s raining and beautiful, and fun to be on BQE and not the MTA. It feels like when we were kids, and we drove around Philly in Dave’s dad’s car, never sure where we were going, not caring how long it took to get there.
The show we’re heading off to see is about travel, the travel of ideas, the travel of pixels and electrons, the travel of friends to far off places on the map. I’ve seen the show before, when it premiered this past summer in FringeNYC, and I saw a reading of it before that. Watching a play emerge from genesis is a real joy. There are the things that have stayed, the things that have changed, and the new things that appear with each recreation. One thing that hasn’t changed is the frienship between co-stars Jody Christopherson and Michael de Roos, or the joy they bring to the music of their international band, Greencard Wedding.
The Skype Show finds Jody and Michael separated by an ocean, brought together by a laptop screen. The show is about their struggle to stay together despite the distance, their equally difficult struggle to split apart, finally finding themselves able to reunite in the place where it all started, in front of an audience, on a stage.
Watching Skype Show makes me want to be a rock star, but it makes me want something more: to play music, to make art, to dance in circles, to sing at the top of my lungs.
We drove home to our Bk hood. We sang indie rock the whole way, and we sang it loud.
If you go (you should go):
Performances: January 22, 23, 24, 25, February 5, 6, 7, 8 @ 7pm
Only at The Brick,
579 Metropolitan Avenue,
All tickets: $18