Actually, it’s really THE RIDE here, reminiscing about Seinfeld, the show about nothing that changed everything. The dangers of double-dipping. Festivus. The power of the black and white cookie. Yada, yada, yada. All of these came to our attention thanks to those wacky characters on Seinfeld.
If I’ve learned anything from that show, it’s that the streets of New York City are full of zany people who can be expected, always, to do the one thing that is completely unexpected. Like the first time the Soup Nazi shouted “No soup for you!” Frank screaming, “Serenity now!” to relieve his stress (and giving even more stress to his family in the process). A seemingly ordinary man on the street suddenly and surprisingly bursting into dance steps as an amazingly stylish and good-looking, top-of-the-line tour bus rolls past. (No, that last one wasn’t really on the TV show, but lucky guests on THE RIDE have been known to experience it!)
My favorite thing about Seinfeld is that New York City is so central to the story that it is almost a character itself. That’s why I’m so proud of glowing reviews like the one from Alexandra-Elizabeth.com that says, “THE RIDE uses New York City and its renowned landmarks as the backdrop for a theatrical event that blurs the boundary between tour and performance. The city becomes a stage, and soon you can’t tell where the street ends and the show begins!”
I love that review. And that’s no joke.