I’m out of town, down south in Florida soaking up some sun this week smelling that salty air. So I won’t be able to respond to comments for a couple days but I’ll be back soon! (Not to soon though!)
There are a lot of fantastic things about living in the city. Compared to the tiny town where I grew up. Theater is one of them. Curly-haired-boy majored in theatre tech in college (we’ll be rich one day for sures….) and we actually met in the sound booth of our college production of Crimes of the Heart.
From there our love blossomed, until he started dating some other girl (a good friend of mine) for about 2 years before they FINALLY broke it off and I got to make my move.
That is beside the point. LOVE YOU JULIE!
A couple weekends ago we went to see the FREE production of As You Like It. There is a local group that puts on Shakespeare production every year in the Louisville Central park. We took a picnic, loads of theatre friends, and camped out at the Amphitheater for some iambic pentameter fun. I did not take ‘glamor shots’ of our food because I was to busy stuffing my face but I assure you it was much tastier that this pile of tupperware cway suggest..
Perfect Picnic Ingredients
- Sliced Peppers and Cucumbers with humus.
- Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter
- Carrot Sticks
- Tuna Salad with crackers (or bread)
- Apple slices (in pineapple juice to keep them from turning brown it worked really well)
- Dried Papaya
- Picked cucumbers and beets (From my mom because she’s awesome like that)
- Ask friends to bring dessert(brownies) but NOT wine which we almost got in trouble for it because whoops, we don’t know how laws work.
- Loads of good friends
Notes for next time: Sit way closer because people will sit in front of you and you won’t be able to see (duh). Also take more pictures of how cute you looked (becuase OMG you guys I was SO cute!)
I’ve never really seen As You Like It and to be perfectly honest was pretty confused for most of the show. Also we sat to far away and couldn’t hear well, also a heckler sat behind us and proceeded to yell weird things about the ‘Manic Madman Marauder’ through most of the second act.
But still there is something inherently awesome about watching theatre outdoors as the sun fades. Not to get to artsy but it has that feeling of ‘This is how Shakespeare MEANT it to be watched’.
Like in ‘olden times’ Shakespeare wrote for common people, they would see it at the Globe Theatre or performed by traveling acting troupes. Open skys, everyone smushed together, straining to hear over the cicadas, smelly and slightly tipsy. And probably not being scolded by play managers about having open bottles of wine… :P