Just returned from a wonderful afternoon of dramatic goodness. My daughter is in drama (yeah, I know, she’s 15… they’re all in drama). Today, the high school drama club put on the copiously titled “Crooms Academy Theatrical Society’s Production of Costello High School’s Production of Romeo and Juliet.”
Me, being the typical dad, just heard the “Romeo and Juliet” part and assumed that’s what they were doing. Well, they did try to do it straight, but they’re way too silly for that. So, instead, they wrote their own play about a drama club having way too much drama while trying to do Shakespeare.
It was pretty darned good, actually. I only learned that they wrote it and that it wasn’t an adaptation of an existing play after I watched it. There were love triangles and rivalries, jealousy and betrayal, all mixed in with a dash of Kung Fu and some strange obsession with Natalie Portman. I think it should be in the standard repetoire of all school drama clubs (and I’m only half joking).
After that, we went out and had sandwiches at McAlister’s Deli and stopped into a little candy store called “Sugar, Sugar” where they make hard sugar candy (with words inside) right in front of you. Mmmm… watermelon…
Finally, we hit the movie theater and at last saw Finding Neverland. It wasn’t the greatest movie ever, but yes, I cried. And yes, I’m a big baby. Bite me.
Now, it’s off to watch some of the Mr. Bean – The Whole Bean DVD set that someone got me off my Amazon wish list. Yesssssss! Now, if I can just find more ways to score free stuff off the internet, I’ll be getting somewhere.
(Yes, I realize that bunnies and butterflies and good news hardly make a blog worth reading. Don’t worry. I’ll find something awful and/or heart-wrenchingly dramatic to write about soon.)