Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Why hello there! I'm live blogging from a camp chair in Southmoreland Park right off the Plaza. I have secured excellent seats, I'm waiting for the lovely Kristen to join me and as usual the people watching is superior. Because I'm waiting for the Heartland Shakespeare Festival's production of Macbeth to begin. And I've already heard a parent dressed in tights holler for his daughter Kestral.

I love the theatre. I love outdoor productions and tonight is the last night where the temperature will be under 95 degrees. I expect this evening to include laughter, huge drama, witches, murder and vile ambitions. And hopefully just on the stage. So I'm going to sign off and sit here in the cool shade and wait for the tragedy to unfold. Oh and I'll be drinking some wine, as any true outdoor theatre goer must!

1 comment:

Nae said...

Gosh, you are taking me back. How was the performance?? I haven't seen Shakespeare outside in sooooo long.

Here is a question I have long wondered. Why is it traditionally that Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer Nights Dream AND Romeo & Juliet seem to be the only choices for public consumption of Shakespeare's work in the general public? It has been eons since I have read other writings from my complete works of his royal bard book -- but part of me thinks the rest of the plays must stink (well, come on not Othello). Do impart your wisdom upon me.