Sunday, November 02, 2008

intermission in louis' house

Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre is lit with historically authentic light bulbs -- which means the interior of the 1889 building is super dark, and you have to peer hard to see the mosaics and the pink marble columns and the multiple fireplaces and the extraordinary Sullivan cast iron grillwork.

Also gets darker as you climb higher to the cheap seats. We climbed up to the sixth level during intermission and stared down a rake that was steep enough to make me nauseous.

(Or maybe that was just election season residue.)

The sight lines, however, are extraordinary, even from the tippy top seats, and the acoustics are amazing (as assessed from level two).

Posting by cameraphone from the road home. Still weepy from Margaret Garner.

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