All posts tagged: David H. Koch Theater

Jo’s Journey (A Somewhat Irreverent Guide to Doing Anything Better) – A Screw Loose?

Last week as I counted through the nerve-wracking mixed meters of Bernstein’s ballet Fancy Free (in a performance for which I had only one rehearsal), I noticed a black button-like object on the floor of the pit in front of my music stand.  The object vaguely irritated me.  If my chair had not been on a podium, I probably would have taken perverse pleasure in kicking it away.  Much to my surprise, that night when I arrived home and set down my coat, purse and viola case, I discovered a sharp screw tip sticking out of the bottom of the case.  In a flash I put two and two together.  The black “button” I’d seen wasn’t a button at all; it was one of the screw-covering bumpers from the bottom of my case! Despairing of ever seeing that bumper again, I rigged up a quick fix with a bit of eraser and duct tape to cover the protruding screw.  I figured this was better than scratching our parquet floors – or worse, impaling someone accidentally …