Sunday, July 08, 2007

My auspicious birthday weekend is almost at its end, with more merriment to begin Wednesday when my honey and I hit Santa Cruz for Boardwalk and beach, and then the hometown for BBQ and buggy-bashing. But before I forget, I want to tell y'all about the terrific play my sweetie and I took in on Friday during pre-birthday festivities.

For two weeks only, the Brothers Grimm tale, The Robber Bridegroom will be reimagined by the Stars and Garters Theatre Company as a Southern Gothic tale of star-crossed lovers. We saw it on a sold-out opening night, which is traditionally a bad night to see a play, but it was really enchanting and well-done.

Brimming with charming puppetry, song and dance, excellent live musical accompaniment, clever set design, and a trapeze artist as the moon, it was whimsical yet dark, and very cabaret-esque. Jenny Jo Kristan, the writer and director, did well to have the actors speak in sometimes fantastical rhyming couplets, as it gave the show a more period air and pulled the audience deeper into the eerie phantasmagoria. Well worth the $12-$20 sliding scale to come out to Mama Calizo's Voice Factory to support this live troupe and their top-notch work.

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Blogger Trevor said...

if you are what you eat / then we're tender a sweet...

la la la

July 9, 2007 at 1:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Julie Choffel said...

Happy Birthday Ammie! We'll have much to celebrate when we dine.

July 9, 2007 at 9:18:00 PM PDT  
Blogger frankie teardrop said...

happy belated!

July 17, 2007 at 11:11:00 AM PDT  

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