Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Apples & Oranges, A new play at the Alliance Theatre: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Here's what you do Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Apples and Oranges is a new play adapted by Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) from Marie Brenner's Apples & Oranges, My Brother and me, Lost and Found.
Ever had a conversation with your now grown brother or sister about an event that occurred in childhood, and the two of you have completely different recollections of the event?  So much so that it doesn't even sound like the same event?  That very common sibling recollective dichotomy is the subject Apples and Oranges, a new play adapted by Atlanta native  Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) from Marie Brenner's partly auto-biographical novel, Apples & Oranges, My Brother and Me, Lost and Found.

Patricia Richardson plays Marie and Tony Carlin plays her brother Carl, whose recent diagnosis of cancer brings the two together and allows them to re-discover their differences and their inexorable bond.

The play is on at the Alliance Theatre at 7:30p.  Get there at 7:00 to comfortably take your seats.  Tickets are $40.  Get them here.

Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) and Tony Carlin (The Best Man) play brother and sister in Apples and Oranges. 

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Here's what you do Tuesday

First:  Time for another scrambled egg recipe in our scramble series.  This time, let's take advantage of the trailing summer by making scallop scrambled eggs with bacon.  Here's a great recipe from Simmer Down, a great blog with great slow cooked food all around.  $10 for ingredients.

Scallops with bacon in slow cooked scrambled eggs for breakfast.  Yum!

Second:  Let's catch up on our reading.  Ken Follet's latest, Winter of the World, is currently on the New York Time best seller list.  The second in the Century Trilogy, Winter focuses on how five interlinked families fare as they move through World War II.  It's a history lesson that you don't even know you're getting.  Check out this review from the Chicago Sun Times.  You can get it for $19.99 on ITunes.

Third:  Lunch at HD1.  It's hot dog time folks.  Richard Blais, Atlanta's vaunted culinary son, opened HD1 last year to great acclaim.  Gourmet hotdogs are the solution to our economic times, and just so much fun!  Try the Red Haute, or the Fremont St.  Get a glass of bourbon on the rocks.  Woodford Reserve.  Goes nicely!  ($ - $15 per person)

Fourth: Nap time.   Sometimes, it's just time for a nap.

Fifth:  It's Two Buck Tuesday at Takorea for dinner.  Do the math folks.  $2 for a tasty Korean Tako plus $2 for a Tecate = a great lunch on a Tuesday.  Takorea says it's:

"A high energy restaurant and bar bringing together the great flavors of Korean and Mexican street food. An affordable and fun way to explore new foods with an ever changing menu presented by Chef Tomas Lee. Big deck, fun dining room, funky private dining space."

They got that right!  ($8 per person, if you have two tacos and tip)

Finally:  Apples and Oranges.   Get to the Alliance Theatre at 7 to get your seat comfortably.

Book Keeping

For two people:

  • Breakfast: $10
  • Winter of the World: $20
  • HD1: $30
  • Nap: $Free
  • Takorea: $16 
  •  Apples and Oranges; $80 plus $5 for street parking.
Total: $ 161

Day Map:

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Carbon Footprint:

Today's full day plan can take up to about 9 miles of driving, if your home base is midtown Atlanta.  The 9 miles  equates to about 7 pounds of carbon dioxide, or the carbon sequestered by about 1 sq feet of forest.  Calculations are based on the U.S. EPA's green house gas equivalencies calculator.  

9 miles of driving
pounds of carbon dioxide
1 square feet of forest would be required to sequester this carbon.

Wonder why a gallon of gas (about 6 pounds) generates 20 pounds of green house gas?  Check out this article at Slate.com.

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