Posts by Elizabeth Ann Foster

Elizabeth Ann Foster

Elizabeth Ann Foster

Harvard-educated journalist and native New Yorker, Elizabeth Ann Foster is a master chef and founder of the Natural Epicurean Culinary School based in Austin Texas. She managed and trained natural foods' chefs at Casa De Luz community macrobiotic center serving downtown Austin and is a certified Chef from the Kushi Institute and Vega Center in holistic healing and vegetarian-based culinary cuisine. A world traveler with an international perspective and diverse interests, for nearly a decade she has written reviews of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre for The Front Row Center and New York Theatre Guide, and currently resides in both Manhattan and beautiful Southwestern Florida.

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L-R: Travis Nesbitt, Nic Metcalf, Kit Treece, and Schyler Conaway in the Boy Band Project. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Cabaret
Elizabeth Ann Foster

The Boy Band Project

Fun eye candy with talent. Before you know it, the show ends. You feel as if you were in an aerobics class – not only do these boys go to the gym, they work out while there. The boys are available, answer questions, and make t-shirts and coasters (CDs) available. They are a “down-to-earth” group of young gentlemen you simply want to take home.

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Orietta Crispino in Let Me Cook For You: The Trilogy. Photo credit: Maria Baranova, courtesy Kamila Slawinski PR
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Let Me Cook For You: The Trilogy

It is an evening of bonding, learning, and exploring as Orietta Crispino single-handedly cooks for the audience and tells a version of her story of how she ended up here. She insists it will not be about the past but reading the signs of the future.

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Hayes Theater Entrance. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Kite Runner

It is a demanding production in which to perform eight times weekly, and the themes are violent, abusive, and demanding on every actor.

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The cast from Ever Young. Zoom screen shot credit: Alex Roe
Theatre
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Ever Young – Something’s Doing in Florida

We get to eavesdrop on a foursome from 100 years ago. We see what was in style in Palm Beach and how the privileged conducted themselves. Secrets unfold, and the audience gets an intimate glimpse into relationships along with a history lesson.

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Will Turner and Julia Knitel in The Panic of '29. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

The Panic of ’29

The play opens in 1929 with the VP of The New York Stock Exchange playing down what he knows is inevitable – the market is going to crash, and life as everyone has come to know it is about to change abruptly.

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Book Cover to Woman Running In the Mountains by Yuko Tsushima
Books
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Women Running In the Mountains

This book is an excellent cautionary narrative for anyone contemplating raising a family alone without resources. It is difficult and wrought with pitfalls and misery, and if there is joy, it is hard to grasp.

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World's Longest Mini Golf Hole. Photo: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Florida Events
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Tropical Breeze Fun Park

After leaving Bowland and Nemo’s Cafe, we crossed the parking lot and discovered Tropical Breeze Fun Park, home of the world’s longest hole. As a reporter on a mission to verify bold claims, we signed up for a round.

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Lanes at Bowland. Courtesy Bowland
Florida Events
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Bowland Cape Coral

Cape Coral hosts many pleasant surprises. Some friends and I recently spent a pleasant evening at Nemo’s Sports Bistro at Bowland in Cape Coral. Along with a bowling alley brimming with activity, there is Nemo’s Cafe where diners can relax, play pool and darts, watch live sports, and order bar fare like drinks, wings, and pizza.

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Gold by Rumi
Books
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Gold by Rumi

The ancient language of the Persians, Farsi, is the ultimate romantic language, and the nuances and shades are deep and numerous. Rumi is considered the greatest poet of this language; his significant works are the Masnavi, rhyming couplets like those quoted above, and Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, a collection of lyric poetry.

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Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre. Courtesy Hudson Theatre.
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Plaza Suite at the Hudson Theatre

Neil Simon’s clever use of humor to tell soulful stories about the suburbs of New York City and the friction of ordinary lives is spellbinding. He wrote what he knew, which were primarily autobiographical pieces he termed “urban neuroses.” Barefoot in the Park depicted his marriage to his first love and wife. They lived every detail.

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The Cast of Potus. Photo credit: Paul Kolnik
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

POTUS at the Shubert

The President has blurted out another gaffe, and everyone is scurrying to fix his latest blunder. Sound all too familiar? Well, in this case, it takes more than his wife and favorable news reporters to cover up this mess. It’s so bad that the care of seven women is needed for damage control.

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Elizabeth Ann Foster and Melissa Heche at the Girl of the North Country main. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Girl from the North Country

The women carry the show. Memorable, and the highlight is Mrs. Laine (Mare Winningham). She has dementia and lost her filter years ago. She is rip-roaring hilarious and made the otherwise severe, sad, and depressing depiction of life wake up the audience. Another resident Mrs. Burke (Luba Mason), takes off and starts playing the drums – in heels!

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