Archive for April 23rd, 2016

My (tongue-tied) moment in the DPAC spotlight

April 23, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken
April 23, 2016

A year ago, my pal Andrew, the proprietor of Mammoth Data, graciously offered me several passes to the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which enabled me to review several movies for this blog. On Thursday, Andrew struck again, offering me the chance to accompany him to the Roundabout Theatre Company touring production of the 1966 musical Cabaret. (As it happens, this year marks the 50th birthday of both Roundabout and Cabaret.) Reader, I said Yes!

Andrew, whom I first met through Twitter, had actually seen the production in its local debut on Wednesday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center, or DPAC. But he was offered three tickets for Thursday night’s performance and wanted to go again, this time with his middle-school-aged child; luckily for me, he gave me a chance to tag along. Especially lucky for me, these were terrific seats.

I dressed in khaki slacks and comfortable-but-appropriate-for-the-office shoes and went to get a haircut, which I’d been putting off for a number of weeks. I met Andrew and son outside of Mammoth’s office in downtown Durham and we walked over to DPAC.

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