I can’t figure out if anything gets better than being in Tahoe while the Shakespeare festival is going on. I’m going tonight to see their showing of The Complete (Abridged) Shakespeare. I’m curious how they’re going to fit all 37 of his plays into one performance.
It’s our last night here in Tahoe, so there’s nothing I’d rather do than spend some time with my favorite bard.
And I already know the venue is spectacular because we took the kids there for a free showing of The Tempest this morning. I have to admit I was a little disappointed in this production. They shortened it down to about 1 hour long, and I’ve even read the play at least 3 times, and I was still confused as to what was happening, let alone how the kids must have been understanding. And it was scorching hot, sitting in the sun for an hour. After about a half an hour, the little kids were bored and started milling around, but both Braden and Maddie stuck out the entire show. Braden said he liked the swords, and when Maddie said, “Mom, I liked it when you took me to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream better,” I swooned.
I’m thankful for Tahoe. I’m thankful for Shakespeare. And I’m thankful for a night of Shakespeare in Tahoe!
O.K. so just a short update. Never made it to the evening Shakespeare festival. Instead, received an invitation from Russ to a BBQ at his brother’s house where all his family would be, plus a couple of friends also visiting that I haven’t seen in awhile. It wasn’t even a tough decision…I went to the BBQ.
And had a great time.
It was so, so, so nice to see Russ’s family, many of whom I haven’t seen in 13-14 years.
So, although I was originally thankful for Shakespeare, in retrospect, I’m much more thankful I went to the BBQ. I only wish I had taken more pictures.