Friday, July 20, 2012

ID Shakespeare Festival

On Wednesday night I went with a group of ladies to see The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with over 24,500 performances so far. It is the longest running show of any type of the modern era. Before this year you had to go to London to see this play, it was released very little. In honor of the 60th anniversary of the play they released it for 60 performances outside of London. We went to the ID Shakespeare Festival with one of those showings. The play is also known for its twist ending, which at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal.
We began with meeting before for a potluck supper. Everyone brought so much food! I brought salmon, cream cheese, capers, tomatoes, on crackers. It was in the high 90s and hot!
ID Shakespeare Festival is currently in their 36th year. It has a very nice amphitheatre. We had nice seats up in the shade. By the end of the performance the sun had gone down and it was almost chilly in there. I'm still not used to the cool nights here.
It was a fun night and I look forward to the boys getting a little older and taking our family to a performance.

1 comment:

Joelle said...

wow, fun! We went once before kids. I'd love to go back again but don't know when. Was this with a group from church? Yeah, after almost 15 years out here I still am surprised at how much the temp. fluctuates. Gotta love not having much humidity!