Yendi (my stunning wife) and I went to see “Sur la Route de Madison” (French version of Bridges over Madison County) at the Marigny Theatre. I’d explain it more as: I went to watch Yendi watch Alain Delon… and, as it turned out, it was also about Alain looking at Yendi on more than one occasion (at the curtain call). Ok, I got to see Mireille Darc (in the buff at one point) who did a fine effort. Alain’s natural aging (71 years old, no tucks at all) gives him an authenticity in the role of Richard Kinkaid, the photographer of the covered bridges. It’s a great story told by a couple with a lot of history. One could not help smiling with Delon (as Kincaid) says “and yes, there have been a few women in my past.” And, given the setting of the play in Iowa, with references to places like “Des Moines,” there were several lines that could have been interpreted as commentary, if not criticism, on the US broadly speaking (e.g. Francesca [Darc] given her European heritage complaining about the lack of culture…). All in all, more a walk down memory lane than a great performance.

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