It was supposed to be a play-filled weekend. Friday night I was meeting my summer grad class for a production of “Much Ado” by Shakespeare on the Sound. The rain came & washed us out. I think one of my students made it Saturday night.
But I was in Manhattan with the family on Sat night, hoping to catch the ferry to Agincourt with New York Classical Theater’s roving production of Henry V. The web blurb said get to Battery Park between 5 and 6:30 to get free ferry tickets, but it seems the radio publicity drove some crowds to them. At 6 when we got there, after fighting through a closed southbound 1 train that would not get us to South Ferry, there were not seats on the boat. Not really what I wanted to tell my hot, frazzled kids — though we salvaged with a long taxi ride and another great visit to the Met.
We’re back home now, looking forward to a swim at the evening high tide.