I had an excellent dinner at the Garrick this evening with David Agler - the Wexford Festival's Artistic Director since 2005. David has guided Wexford through the difficult transition process into the wonderful new Opera House they opened in 2008. David is a boyish and youthful 68 year old showing boundless energy of the kind needed at Wexford. I was 25 when I ran it - I can not imagine doing it at twice that age, let alone getting on for three times it! So bravo David - never, never, never quit!
There are Wexford Chorus rehearsals in London this week. Their new Chorus Director is my dear friend Errol Girdlestone. So I thought I would trespass on their territory tomorrow at their auditions up in Hampstead.......I seem to be unable to keep away from this scene!
Meanwhile back in Chicago The Fall of the House of Usher continues at the Harrris Theater. It appears to have been very well received. Good - COT is important!