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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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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Book Cover to Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston by Ross Feld
Books
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Guston In Time: Remembering Philip Guston

Guston and Ross Feld met after Guston read a review Feld had written of his latest exhibition. It was not received well, and Feld had praised it, seemingly understanding Guston’s new direction. Guston, in his day, created quite an uproar when in the 1970 Marlborough Gallery show, he switched from his abstract expressionist style to a cartoonish mode.

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Mrs. Doubtfire cast photo. Courtesy mrsdoubtfirebroadway.com posted on OpeningNight.Online
Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway

The brother Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell created the book and are back at it again to make music and lyrics of pure unadulterated fun. Mrs. Doubtfire at the Stephen Sondheim theater is an update of the 1993 film starring Robin Williams, but funnier and more entertaining.

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The Death of Ophelia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, posted on Openingnight.Online. MET DP852283
Music
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Hamlet at The Met

Hamlet was not written for dance numbers but for murders. But there are ample opportunities for arias. The recent Macbeth version, directed by Sam Gold, added original songs to altered text. A full-length opera of Hamlet is ambitious.

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View from the water of Rumrunners in Cape Coral Courtesy Rumrunnersrestaurant.com
Florida Events
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Rumrunners – Escape Dine & Rewind

Rumrunners in Cape Coral fits the bill if you’re looking for harborside dining with outdoor seating options and a hearty seafood menu. They also host a wide selection of tropical drinks like their Mint Lemonade and Key Lime Colada.

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Bonefish Grill, Cape Coral FL. Photo credit: Elizabeth Ann Foster
Florida Events
Elizabeth Ann Foster

Bonefish Grill

Attentive and friendly serving staff brought fresh bread with olive oil and drinks almost immediately, seating was comfortable and quiet. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious.

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L-R: John Fugelsang, Sam Kebede, Rob Cantrell, Janeane Garofalo. Carmen Lynch, Rojo Perez. Courtesy: SymphonySpace.org
Off Broadway
Elizabeth Ann Foster

UPTOWN SHOWDOWN: TEXT VS. TALK

Comedians tackle the great debate of talk vs. text. Two teams 5 minutes a piece argue their case, and then the anchor on each team gets 7 minutes to wrap. The audience applause denotes the winner. You probably think the talk team won since the winner was recognized verbally – WRONG. Texting won by a razor-slim margin hardly audible.

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