Mary Lou

Those of you who know me well know that I love a musical. That I often break out into song, creating the musical of my own life. Picture this. An evening at the Castro Theatre, the most wonderful place to watch a picture show in San Francisco. And a foreign musical, subtitles and all.

We watch Miriam and her son, Meir, dusting the shelves and dancing to the music of Svika Pick in the opening scene. Then Miriam leaves. And Meir fabricates fantastical stories to explain why his mother has left him, and where she is. Over and over again. And eventually he ends up performing as a drag queen, in Tel Aviv, in multitudes of sequins. It’s a heartbreaking, and heartwarming, movie. Well worth the 2 1/2 hours in the theater.

2 thoughts on “Mary Lou

  1. Ha! I didn’t know you were a musicals fanatic as well! YAY! I, too, break out into song spontaneously all the time!! šŸ˜€

    The Castro Theater is absolutely perfect – last time I was there was in halloween for “Nightmare Before Christmas” – I loved it!

    When I move there I’m counting on you to take me to a musica, stat!l!! šŸ™‚

    • Hugo, I *love* musicals! When you’re here, we’ll have to go to a sing-along musical at the Castro. It’s like group karaoke with video! šŸ™‚ Popular ones include The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid.

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