On Friday night October 4th I had the thrilling experience of zipping around downtown to check on the 6 performances from the Café Allongé project that were happening almost simultaneously. Like so much else about the project, this enriched my sense of Madison’s geography and culture and yet again made me appreciate this town.
6:35 pm: Marina Kelly prepares to lead her audience away from Michelangelo’s Coffee House.
6:45 pm: When I walk in to see Katie Schag performing at Indie Coffee overlooking Regent St., she and her audience are singing a song together, and it sounds so good I’m worried for a moment that there’s a music performance booked at the same time.
7:10 pm: Jeff Casey discourses on friendship at Barriques on Park St.
7:25 pm: Jill Casid’s piece is about, among other things, photography, so I felt OK about obnoxiously snapping phone pix of this intense conversation at Barriques West Washington.
7:30pm: On my way out, I realize that Quan Barry and Michael Velliquette have moved up the street from Electric Earth to do their gallery night tarot reading.
7:45pm: When I reach the sidewalk outside Cafe Zoma’s big glass window, I can’t help but think that Angela Richardson doesn’t need the common theatre advice to “find your light.”