Bill’s List — April 2020

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Happy Spring! In this month’s list Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry recommends eating your produce seasonally and enjoying the best of our local flora and fauna (while practicing smart and safe social distancing, of course). Do you have any Spring traditions? Let us know in the comments!

Healthcare Professionals, Grocery Store Employees, and Restaurant/Takeout Food Delivery Workers

“These people are real heroes. I have been thinking about them and how they are keeping our society and world alive. We truly would not be here without all of them. They are risking our lives every day, every hour, every minute, every moment. There would be nothing to come back to if they were not doing so right now.”

Cherry Blossom Walks

“Taking long walks right now to look at the cherry trees in bloom adds a lot of serenity to these uncertain and chaotic days. It’s nice to see the other flowers that are blooming, too. I take pictures of them and send them my mother, who lives in Wisconsin, where the cherry trees have not blossomed yet. She claims that I am a very, very bad son. I am just trying to spread joy!”

Tiger King on Netflix

“I know, I know… BUT, this series visits an alternate universe of people who happen to have these giant exotic animals. It sometimes feels like a made up situation. These people clearly love these animals, yet when I watch it I am conflicted the entire time. These animals shouldn’t be in cages! They are very colorful characters, all around.” 


A Bill Berry reminder to eat your produce seasonally!

“I am obsessed with asparagus. It’s in season and it’s delicious! I have been roasting it, I made soup of out it—I just can’t get enough, especially the little thin, baby ones, they are my favorite. When I eat them roasted, I eat everything up to the tips and leave all of the tips to be my very last bite.” 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a book about about a woman who was a famous movie star in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and is coming to the end of her life. She wants to have her autobiography written about her life and the compromises she made to become a star and whether or not the things she did are good or bad. It’s interesting to read because you simultaneously think you are constantly evaluating her moral compass based on your own and also wondering what you would do if it was you in her situation. It’s fun to read about Old Hollywood. The studio system was just ending when she became a star. It captures a moment in time that is very interesting that I am fascinated by.” 

We’ll see you next month for the next round of Bill’s List!

Compiled by and as told to Rachel Liuzzi, Public Relations Manager.

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