Shakespeare In The Park
Oh Romeo, it has been many a fortnight since tho hast seen thee last. I don’t think I have read Shakespeare since High School and even than I avoided it. Just thinking about Hamlet still gives me the chills when my 8th grade English teacher assigned the role of Horatio to me act out in front of the class and went on to berate me in front of everyone that I wasn’t fighting the ghost enough with my words. It’s been 14 years and I still wake up with nightmares. So, what made me ever want to see Shakespeare In The Park? Who knows, but in large part it was the enthusiastic actors prancing through Fremont.
I finally got R to watch Bug and took off to the outdoor amphitheater at a local park. The stage was hidden behind a group of trees that made for an amazing wall of the theater. The play? It was Romeo and Juliet. The acting? Amazing. Did I get what was going on? Yes, but only because I knew the story. Will I go again? Oh yes, next summer I will be front row and center.
Have you ever been to Shakespeare In The Park? What did you think?