St. Thomas is a diverse and interesting place to live. I have blogged before about the Reichhold Center for the Arts, an open air theater and Tillet Gardens is an enclave of artistry.
Via an e-mail I was notified the Pistarkle Theater, located in Tillet Gardens, was featuring, "A Raisin in the Sun". I have not seen it in the theater before but it is one of my favorite old movies, staring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee. It opened on March 7 with a pay as you can, performance with repeat performances March 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 pm. I was able to purchase my ticket online and print it at home.
This evening, two friend and I decided to have dinner at the new Italian Restaurant at Megan's Point Resort. I arrived first and grabbed a table by the pool, enjoyed the cool breezes and watched the sun set. They have a special we didn't know about before arriving. They offer an appetizer, soup or salad, a main course and dessert for $25 between 5 and 6 pm. I had delicious stuffed mushrooms, chicken Marsalas and a slice of flour-less chocolate tort garnished with raspberry compote and whipped cream. There were a few other surprises, a shot glass of basil infused Mojitos greeted us when we sat down followed by a Japanese soup spoon filled with greens, pine nuts and ricotta cheese. to awaken your pallet.
We left, the restaurant and made the short drive to Tillet Gardens. We had front row seats. All of the performers did an excellent job. I have to single out Elgin Gordon, who played Walter Lee. He virtually channeled Sidney Poitier with an emotionally charged performance. Myrna Chase also gave a very believable and impressive performance as Lena Younger (Mama). Two young performers who have participated in the educational classes at Pistarkle were featured in this main stage play as well. One is on his way to New York to hone his skills there.
While the season at the Theater is coming to an end, I understand "Lady Day at Ermerson's Bar and Grill" is scheduled for an encore run, from May 4. 11 and 18 also at 8 pm. Billie Holiday will be played by Denise Hummer who is opening for Roberta Flack at the Reichhold Center tomorrow evening and performs at "Jazz on the Green" at Yacht Haven Grand.
Tomorrow, I will hike up the hill to Paradise Point, the Skyride will take you there if you are not up for a challenging hike.
Later, on Saturday, the University of the Virgin Islands is having a basketball game to celebrate their Home Coming, they don't have a football team. Sunday, there is an "Event on the Green" which is a large picnic and cook off with local chefs competing. Click on the calendar.
There is lots to do in St.Thomas whether you live here full time or here for a visit.