Bill Charlap: Ohio

After saying goodbye Columbus, hello New York in Broadway's Wonderful Town (1953), the youthful Sherwood sisters have second thoughts. Despite reminding themselves how bored and lonely they were back home, they still wonder why, oh why, oh did we leave Ohio? Here, Bill Charlap wistfully captures the ambivalence of simultaneous homesickness and sickness of home, evoking the melancholy that gradually succeeds a mad rush to the station, tossing luggage at full sprint to the redcap and boarding breathlessly at the last moment. Settling in your seat as the train pulls out, you wonder where, oh where, am I going? And why?

April 02, 2008 · 0 comments


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