so this is a story Ben’s dad told me one day and I think it deserves to be shared with the world.
while Ben was working in billy elliot on Broadway, he and his dad would regularly see shows together. one day they were hoping to see the revival of John Guare’s dark comedy, House of Blue Leaves. a show that deals with a lot of mature matters.
Ben walks up to the ticket office, asks if they have a student discount, and proceeds to show the ticket manager his sixth grade PPAS ID. after he asked for two tickets, the manager leans out of the window and says, “this show is for mature audiences, you are too young to see the show.”
Ben, without batting an eye, replies with, “but I say fuck onstage every night.”
the ticket manager responded with “oh, you must me in billy elliot.” then handed them their tickets and they went on their way.
Ika didn’t want to come off pushy. She knows Kevin wouldn’t have saved her if he thought that she was trying to control him. She is subtly making herself look trustworthy, harmless, and loyal. Ika just hosted her funeral, Dan Gheesling style, and will survive this week..