Good moaning ladies and germs! An interesting day in London yesterday. We saw two plays. The first is called ’12 Angry Men.’ This was written in the 1950’s and is about a trial of a 16 year old black kid accused of killing his father. 11 of the 12 were in favor of immediate conviction, saying it was obvious. The 12th said he was not sure. The play is about the techniques and challenges of consensus building. One guy, one of two bullies in the room, you later find out is a racist. The other is angry at his son and transferring that anger to the kid. Very well done. Robert Vaughn was in it- you may recall him from Man From Uncle in the 1960’s. In 2007, 12 Angry Men was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. from the wiki.
The second, Woman in Black, is a very old play (we got 1/2 price tickets to this one). It is just for fun, this one. It is about ghosts and they do a good job of making your hair stand on end.
In between we had dinner and one of the many crowded and noisy places in the theater district. We could not even get into a pub- by 6pm they are jam packed with pint drinkers. Without paying a fortune we ended up in an American place. It cost us $50+ for a chicken breast, a burger both with coleslaw and fries preceded by calamari and a bowl of soup. I had a soft drink- gotta stay awake ya know- and Peg had a vodka and tonic for $11. Ouch! But it was a fun day nonetheless!
This is the link to the wiki about ’12’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Angry_Men_(1957_film)