(I stole this image from the web site for the show! These guys were hilarious!)
If you are familiar with Shakespeare, then you know the whole theme of "identity" is a big one in almost every play -- and the same holds true for this play as well. There are several moments of confusion and deception (and a whole lot of humor!). I personally loved the character of Viola. What I found most interesting was that just before her twin brother (who she thinks is dead) pops into the whole scene, Viola (who is disguised as a man, Cesario) is surrounded by pretty much every character in the play and not one of these people "really" know who Viola is (although some of them think they do). And isn't that true for a lot of us? The whole question of others "knowing" us but maybe not? Well, that's it as far as intellectualism goes! I am now sure what to do with that observation about Viola but this just proves that I have a difficult time turning my mind off even when I am supposed to be relaxing!
Anyway -- here are some shots from our spot way up in the front!
(Jim chilling with Stella who also came along!)
(Here is a shot of the stage -- see how close we were! It was at an angle -- maybe to help with the rain since the set is set up outside the whole three weeks of the play's run)
(By the time the show started, there were tons of people there!)
(Some of the pre-show entertainment)
(Chan, Jim, and the amazing Odessa!)
I took a print copy of Chapter 5: Analysis with me to the park as I was waiting for everyone else to show up. I worked for about an hour (rereading and making notes to myself) and then switched to a novel. And then I think I fell asleep! Oh well! I have the whole weekend to dissertate other than working at the clinic in the morning and then a triathlon on Sunday morning!