Tuesday, July 19, 2011

10 Live Performances I've Seen With My Father

Another list, because who says 10 Things Tuesday has to come one at a time?

1. Romeo & Juliet in Stratford on Avon

2. American Buffalo at the National Theatre in London when I was six

3. One of Kirsten Marting's plays, not Alice in Wonderland but I can't remember which one, I do know it was at the Ohio Theater

4. The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Broadway when I was 17

5. Many a Mettawee River Theater Company production in Portsmouth, NH

6. Taming of the Shrew in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

7. The Wind in the Willows at the National Theatre in London on New Year's Eve

8. This very cool play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by a playwright whose first name was Sarah. I'm pretty sure it was Sarah Kane and the play was Skin.

9. A terrible and terrifying ghoulish circus also at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the same year. I couldn't stay for the second half, I was too freaked out and I'd been the one to suggest it. I still feel really bad about that.

10. My grandfather singing a vaudeville patter song he learned when he was a young adult at his 75th birthday party.


  1. Miflohny1:11 PM

    Mamet at age 6? Really?

    I saw Spring Awakening with my dad. Kind of awkward. That was my suggestion. I did really like it though.

  2. There's a story behind the Mamet thing, of course. I'll tell it here someday.

    At least Spring Awakening was good. I loved it. But very awkward to see with the parentals.

  3. Did you see Alan Rickman at Stratford on Avon?

    I'd like to hear more about the ghoulish circus!

  4. I did not see Rickman. We did that particular trip in....'98 maybe?

    A woman carried really heavy weights by hanging them from piercings in her nipples. It still makes my nipples hurt to think about it.