There’s Something Shady Going On

This evening Husband and I will be attending a performance by the Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company. We’ll see The Taming of the Shrew (and Husband said he’s going to take notes — ha!).

Two years ago we saw Hamlet there. We had just arrived and several friends invited us (we were six in total). I was sad and missing Austin. We had fun, and it was good to get out. But I really felt adrift. Now, two years later, I coordinated the gathering and we invited 12 friends. Kind of amazing now life blooms over time.

We’ve packed a picnic supper for the event. Husband built turkey sandwiches and gathered veggies, fruit, and some Shiner Bock for the cooler, while I baked Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies (with plenty to share). I’ve only seen this play once before, performed on television, with Meryl Streep as Kate (and she was an amazing Kate!); it was a theater production that had been filmed in 1978. I also recently saw a clever modernization of it in the form of a movie, Ten Things I Hate About You.

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One Comment on “There’s Something Shady Going On”

  1. gerry rosser Says:

    Your post brings back fond memories of events I’ve attended outdoors, with goodies. In particular a performance by the New York Philharmonic in Central Park. A pretty night, good moon, and all these people sharing their treats with the ones around them. Enjoy!