Don’t See – Therese Raquin

Therese Raquin opened a month ago at Studio 54 and stars Keira Knightley in her disappointing Broadway debut. Keira spends the first act giving sullen, constipated looks to the audience at the end of many of the scenes. While the looks were meant to convey stifled passions swirling inside her they simply made her character seem unintelligent. She is also very often speechless when asked questions by the other characters. If this was the direction she was given she should have just said no.

By far one of the best parts of the production was the set and staging (an actual river on stage!). Kudos to Beowulf Boritt for the sets as well as to Jane Greenwood for costumers and Keith Parham for lighting.

Judith Light delivers a strong performance as Madame Raquin which stood out in sharp contrast to Keira’s. But the sets and Judith’s performance are not enough to earn a thumps up for Therese Raquin.

 

Silver Fast Superyacht by Burgess

For the “when I win the lottery” file. . . The Silver Fast Superyacht would be interesting for its design alone, which incorporates a helipad, a glass-fronted jacuzzi, an indoor/outdoor dining area with sliding glass panels, and a full-on spa in a sleek profile. But it didn’t get it’s name for those reasons — it also happens to be the largest, fastest aluminum motor yacht ever built with conventional propulsion, with a top speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of 22. It’s also unusually shallow, letting it access waters many similarly-equipped yachts can’t reach, offers accommodations for up to 18 guests spread across eight cabins, and has two 25-foot custom tenders hidden in the front under gullwing doors.

Silver Fast Superyacht
Silver Fast Superyacht
Silver Fast Superyacht - Aft Deck
Silver Fast Superyacht – Aft Deck
Silver Fast Superyacht - Lounge
Silver Fast Superyacht – Lounge
Silver Fast Superyacht - Lounge
Silver Fast Superyacht – Lounge
Silver Fast Superyacht - Stateroom
Silver Fast Superyacht – Stateroom