My French Lunch Break

While studying abroad in Cannes I grew to appreciate the importance the French place on their "dejeuner" (lunch). French lunch breaks are commonly 2 hours in order to give people time to truly relax from work, cook and enjoy their most extravagant meal of the day. This blog is dedicated to the idea of taking some extra time in the middle of each day to truly appreciate the gifts of food, nature, friendship, family, art and health.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Off-Broadway Goats and Artsy Folks

This weekend I ventured outside my comfort zone and visited Chance Theater, a fantastic black box theater in Anaheim Hills to see The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? with some friends. Without giving anything away, let's just say the play leaves no moral boundary uncrossed. Through its stream of consciousness style and highly intelligent prose, this play tests our moral boundaries and questions where those boundaries originated in the first place through the use of hyperbole. 

The sheer talent of the four actors on the intimate black box stage alone left me in awe by the final bow. I rediscovered that I have such respect for actors who perform in such close proximity to their audiences and never waiver for a second from their characters. Yes off-Broadway theater may not be for everyone, but sometimes it is worth stepping outside the box (and into the black box) to challenge the mind with something entirely new. Being around intellectual, artistically-oriented people for an evening is also surprisingly refreshing. 

So whether it's theaters or goats or a conversation with an artist, find some escape from the norm this week. I assure you it will challenge your mind and broaden your horizons. 

<3 Lyssa