An exciting possible upcoming project is……….. Tom Waits once again teaming up with visionary director Robert Wilson for a fourth stage musical following The Black Rider, Alice in Wonderland, and Woyzeck. Contributing to this yet untitled project would also be play-write Martin McDonagh who is most known for writing and directing the 2008 Oscar nominated film “In Bruges.” The musical would be slated to premiere in Paris next year.
Of course, I'd be thrilled to go to Paris for Paris, too. I've seen a bit of southern France, but most of that time was devoted to making our way to Spain in the midst of a train strike.
Flashback: When we finally caught a train out of Nice, it stopped within a couple kilometers of the station. We heard shouts from outside, then explosions. An urgent announcement came over the P.A., but it was in French spoken far too quickly for us to grasp at any straws of meaning. None of the other passengers looked worried, though. After a while, the train started again, and we rolled past a bunch of strikers holding signs and lighting firecrackers. Then, on to Marsailles!