Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Sea of Grass

There are many types of grass forming a huge, undisciplined lawn on the northern seashore of the Presidio...

...between the Marina district and the Golden Gate Bridge.

When the San Francisco Opera runs out of room, rehearsals are sometimes held in an abandoned YMCA facility across from the lawn and under the bridge.

I've just been cast as a supernumerary in a production of "The Magic Flute"...

...which started rehearsals on Tuesday.

I had forgotten how breathtakingly beautiful the area can be, particularly when the scene looks like a sea of grass.


Anonymous said...

Congrats! You'll be in 3 productions in the Fall, that's quite a lot! I was going to forward you some super interesting program at the sf conservatory, but it's the night of the flute's premiere.

Anonymous said...

OMFG, Michael! I just idly (and finally) searched your blog for all things Lone Star, and found this, with a great photo:

"One of my favorite people showed up, Rob the Canadian, who works as a researcher for NASA's evil Ames Research Center in Palo Alto. I was his mentor when he showed up back in the 1980s to join the Gay Tennis Federation, where he was soon a star (he's a very good player)."

You are a total sweetheart! Thank you!

janinsanfran said...

You seem to have been having wonderful fun lately! Love it out there. Don't go often enough.