1. the free food: dinner was a variety of appetizers at the helen hayes nominations press conference. and then more free food from one of my favorite restaurants zaytinya at the Shakespeare after-party
2. free drinks: wine at the HHA press conference and sangria at zaytinya
3. friend who’s work i respect getting the recognition they deserve: Helen Hayes nominations were announced and I’m particularly pleased for SAS and her first directing nod, Alexander for Pangs (which I totally called at work yesterday), and the cast of Big Picture.
4. good friends: who celebrate each other with aplomb and can stay out drinking and entertaining one another until the wee hours of the morning on a weeknight.
5. free theater: even though we were in the nosebleed seats Major Barbara looked like a BBC movie come to life with some fantastic splashes of acting.