This was the first trip to The Public Theatre. We had a good burger for dinner upstairs in the Library and found the theatre situation very interesting. The public has three stages at least at their Astor Place location and Joes Pub where we will see Mandy Patinkin in a few weeks. Sadly, the shoe, some combination of Bob Dylan songs and a story that I wouldn’t spend time bothering to describe. It was interesting but I was lost in trying to make any connection between the music and the story.
I liked the way the people on stage wandered in and out of their roles as characters, singers, musicians. It was done well enough to make me forget for moments that I was lost. Te story was clear enough but the point was the Dylan songs, and in that, I was lost. I didn’t even recognize most of the music.