This weekend I spent a wonderful time with several of my fellow Drama Club members.
The highlights are :
- The Lion King
- Zeno’s Cafe
- Brave New Workshop: Martha Stewart’s Prison Jamboree
- Mass at St. Bonaventure
- 4 awesome CDs that I made for Megan
- Quiznos Subs
- Take Me Out
- The City
- Nice weather
The lowlights are :
- Long car rides
- Hot car rides
- The cost
- Car trouble
- Getting lost
- Crappy wireless internet
- Late nights
We saw Brave New Workshop first. This was good and bad. It was good because it’s always a pleasure to see the satirical skits that put on, poking fun at nearly everything. It was a little disappointing because this was a special show. What they did was to reperform skits from years past. At least two were from the show last year, and at least two were from the show the year before that. This meant that there weren’t very many skits that were new to me, but it was still funny to see. And the improv at the end was good, too.
We then saw The Lion King. This was, without a doubt, the higlight. Even though none of us were sitting together, we managed to find each other at intermission and afterwards. The show was fantastic. From every standpoint of theatre (writing, directing, costuming, set construction, choreography, acting, etc…) this show was always creative and awe-inspiring from scene to scene and song to song.
The last show that we saw was Take Me Out. It was about a Baseball player who comes out of the closet, and all the consequences that it had on the team and his friends. There was quite a bit of male nudity in it, largely because they were showering for about 20 minutes. I can see that the nudity did have a part in the story, but it was a bit distracting. I mean, there was a lot of it, and it didn’t really make me uncomfortable (except for Megan’s ogling), it just seemed like they wrote it into the script to be “edgy” or “boundary pushing” or something.
The other place that we spent a great deal of time at was the Mall of America. Megan was in love. We had to hold her back as we walked to the food court. She practically sprinted there. I was happy to have spent hardly any money. I figured, in a mall that size, that there should be at least one store that interested me, but there wasn’t. Maybe we needed more time to walk around, but all my purchases were restricted to food. Megan did get some new clothes (and that is an understatement). I’m just not a Mall kind of guy. Give me a website any day.
I think that’s about it. Wow – first thing that I’ve written in ages. And I am so bloody tired…