35th Anniversary -- A Celebration of Theatre
over the Atlantic and Public Transport across France
27 -- Jets to Minneapolis, Detroit, and a long ride to Paris,
France, where it was already July 28. Waiting for the hotel
shuttle, and then an all-night crash.
July 29 -- The RER to Paris from Charles DeGaulle Airport.
Walking around Isle de France, Notre Dame, The Louvre, and
a successful search for Ida Rubinstein's old haunts, thanks
to the Village Voice Bookstore. Lunch at the open air cafe
next door -- excellent cooks, waittresses, and company.
July 30 -- A rainy Paris Sunday inside The Louvre, and dinner
next to Theatre Chatelet.
by Michael R. Evans -- Permission is hereby given by the copyright
holder for free use by participants of Footsbarn 35
31 -- Early departure from Comfort Hotel to avoid expensive
delays due to crosstown traffic on the way to Paris-Austerlitz
train station. Left manager Joanna with a web page describing
Footsbarn's Festival. Nearly 3 hour wait for train to Bourges
-- luggage in locker. Read the International Herald Tribune
in English, watched music videos, and sipped coffee in the station
cafe. Read author Toni Bentley's latest book on the ride to
Bourges. My big 55 pound bag made boarding and unboarding the
train difficult. The 100+ meter trek from the station to Hertz
Rent A Car wasn't much fun on a hot day, dragging my baggage
over cobblestone with tiny wheels made for smooth airport floors,
but I got a nice car for my exertions.
Next was a 70 km drive straight south to Vallon en Sully, left
turn at the light, and "five clicks" up gently rolling hills
until I saw the big tents which indicated I was at my destination.
Announced myself at the office, met Fredericka (Freddie) Haytor,
and finally saw my old mate, and company leader, Paddy Haytor.
Drove my Outback-styled Zaffira to it's parking
place next to Joe Cunningham's somewhat private site on the
southern edge of La Chaussee's "trailer park," and unpacked
my sleeping gear. I had several hours of work and meetings ahead
of me before I turned in for my first night back at Footsbarn.
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