Monday, August 14, 2006

Wordplay Starting at The Savoy | Aug 18th

I don't normally talk about movies coming to the Savoy. Mainly, just because I haven't seen the movie and don't have much to say about it. However, when I saw a trailer for Wordplay and received an email from the Savoy saying it was starting later this week, I thought I'd share my one anecdote that supports the premise of the movie; that some people are crazy about word games.

We've all heard the stories about music groupies and baseball annies but did you know there are word game groupies too? A friend of mine used to date a girl that was a complete nut for crossword puzzles. She would do multiple puzzles a day; couldn't get enough of them. The way someone would talk about their favorite athlete or musician, she would talk about her favorite puzzle writers. Then one day, she was walking down the street and saw the guy who writes the crossword puzzles for her large city newspaper. Her pulse quickened as she went up to him, introduced herself and began to fawn all over him. She went on and on about how great his puzzles are, her favorite clues, etc. Well, the guy is so flattered, he invites her to a bar for a drink. Drinks becomes dinner and dinner becomes a trip back to his place to see his puzzles which becomes...I think you can guess the rest of the story.

She never called him again and he never called her. It was just a one-night Wordplay tryst. Now, she goes around proudly telling folks she had a rendezvous with the guy.

I doubt there will be any equally juicy stories in Wordplay but it gives you a good idea about how fanatical people can be about word games.

WORDPLAY: Starting Friday, August 18 | Every evening at 6:30 & 8:30 | Sat-Sun-Mon at 1:30 | Baby-friendly matinees every Monday at 1:30

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