photo by Kevin Burne
Last night was opening night for the final show of Berkeley Rep's season. Robb and I only stayed through the first act.
Now, this had nothing to do with the show. Robb has limited "sitting tolerance." Because of the damage done to his body by his spinal cord injury, he just can't bear sitting for more than about half an hour. After that time, Robb is in horrible discomfort, and if he ignores the pain, it lasts for days.
This, to put it bluntly, really sucks.
It means that we have to think long and hard about seeing any movie on the big screen. It means that we can't travel by plane. It means that even though Robb can't walk great distances, he doesn't find a wheelchair very useful, either. And it means that going to the theater will cause days of residual discomfort.
So, for the moment, we see a fair amount of First Acts, and get our friends to tell us about the parts of the shows that we missed.