The View From Here #89: Decorah, IA, Bloomington, Elgin, Buffalo Grove, Arlington Heights, Elmhurst, IL, Grosse Point, MI & Cleveland, OH
Suddenly the shows race past me, and just as suddenly they come to a halt. The last two weeks of the tour were a sprint with barely any time to note what was going on. Following a fast weekend in Chicago, I made my way out to the northeast corner of Iowa. I forget that Iowa’s northern border is actually well north of Illinois’ border, which meant that I went to Iowa via Madison, Wisconsin.
It’s actually a very pretty area, with a varied landscape, particularly near the Mississippi River. My cell phone was out of commission for the course of this visit.
They actually squeezed quite a bit into two days, with a workshop for the acting students (the usual, classical acting workshop), a workshop for French students (“the Life of Moliere” and “Creative Writing” squeezed into a 50-minute class), a workshop for a local theatre trou…