Monday, May 23, 2011

My favorite dive

My favorite dive
Originally uploaded by jo.mei.

When I first moved to New York after college, the first show I got cast in was an adaptation of a famous Chinese play from the 1930 and we rehearsed in the basement of the Transfiguration Church in Chinatown. And every other night, after every other rehearsal, on my way to the subway, my cast mates and I would stop for a drink at Winnie's Bar & Lounge. The place is like a time capsule and the karaoke selection, played off an ancient TV that looks like the wardrobe that takes you to Narnia, ends in the early 90s.
I thought that was the life. Finally I was living like a real actor in New York City, all because I was in a show, I rode home on the subway, and I had my own dive bar hangout.

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