Observations from my weekly wanderings, usually in Northern Virginia (NOVA).
Yesterday my wife and I attended a performance of The King and I at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
In short, it was magnificent. Laura Michelle Kelly was beautiful and convincing as Anna (even if you have Deborah Kerr or Jodie Foster thoroughly pegged in that role), and the children were adorable and seemed to be having a good time. But for me, Jose Llana, as the King, was the most impressive. He was sort of a cross between Chow Yun Fat’s charm and Yul Brynner’s bombastic presence.
Besides the pure pleasure of the performance, The Kennedy Center is a glorious structure and a memorable experience.
And finally, it reminded me of two books I need to add TBR: Anna and the King of Siam, and The Small House of Uncle Thomas aka Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
I love Anna’s story. I’ve been to Thailand a few times – she changed the course of history in that nation. It’s always thrilling to review a portion of her story.