Determined to have a “real” date night last night, Jeremy and I went to see The Glass Menagerie playing at Ford’s Theatre. I’d never seen or read anything by Tennessee Williams – not A Streetcar Named Desire nor Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It was delightful – I wonder why I don’t see plays more often. I like the exaggerated voices, accents, movements that come with live-action. (Does live-action refer only to movies – as opposed to animated?) I also like knowing that the actors do the same performance night after night and that this high drama repeats itself over and over again. I just finished Life After Life by Kate Atkinson which tells a tale of a woman who lives her life over and over again and small decisions along the way lead to drastically different endings – so I’ve got deja vu on my mind.
It was interesting to go see it at Ford’s Theatre – where Lincoln was shot. Do you see the American Flag coming out of Jeremy’s nose?
Our balcony seats were right next to the presidential balcony – you can see it with all the bunting.