Trip Start Oct 30, 2009
4Trip End Nov 02, 2009
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We began the day with a tour of the Wright Brothers' Museum where we saw artifacts from their lives, progressing from their initial business as printers, on to the bicycle shop with actual designs and bikes made by the two engineers, and we watched a film describing the aeronautical experiments successfully completed by the brothers in Huffman Prairie. What impressed me most about these two men is the fact that they were self-taught. Like so many successful entrepreneurs in the United States, neither man went to college and they allowed their own passion for learning and experimentation drive their fortunes. They emulate the spirit of American Liberty!
We returned to our hotel to prepare for our evening of entertainment. From there, we met Robert for a break at Subway and then we entered the old theater in which he was to perform. So full of charm, I felt as though I had stepped into colonial history, as the theater hails back to the days of vaudevillian fervor, or so it appears, at least
The performance was breathtaking! I especially enjoyed the part where Rob injected Dr. J with the stimulant that would lead to the birth of his evil alter ego. Obviously, for copyright reasons, the show was only loosely based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, so Rob played a crucial part in the development of the plot. The dancers were well trained and agile, and the choreography energetic and fluid! The second ballet was much darker, as there was a corps of ravens, symbolizing the demons within Mr. Edgar Allen Poe as he struggled against several painful and detrimental relationships that would perhaps frame the inspiration for his work. The music was discordant and the costumes batlike, personifying the evil within Poe.
After the performance, we once again patronized the cool martini bar, where I once again indulged in the lemon drop.