Aurelia’s Oratorio

The Girls Night Out mommy party I went to last night was a big deal.  It took over two weeks of e-mails to get a group of mothers who were hungry for a more conversation than the hi/bye of school pick-up and drop-off to get together with food and wine but without the spouses and children.

 So it took a little effort to get up and out and to rehearsal way up at the West End Theatre this morning.

Then after the rehearsal for our very minimal show, (Our set is made of cardboard boxes and brown paper.) I got on the subway to go directly to meet The Husband and My Kid in the West Village to see a matinee performance of the meticulously produced “Aurelia’s Oratorio” at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Aurélias Oratorio Production Photo

Photo by Richard Haughton.

Aurélia Thierrée in Aurélia’s Oratorio, written and directed by Victoria Thierrée Chaplin.

She is clown and theatrical royalty, her grandfather was Charlie Chaplin, her great-grandfather was Eugene O’Neill and her parents created “Cirque Imaginaire”  which influenced Cirque du Soleil.  We were lucky to see it as the show only played 3 performances in New York.

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