Monday, March 07, 2005

3 Days . . . 3 Plays

Let me begin by saying once again that I know I'm blessed. The opportunity to see 3 . . . count 'em . . . 3 plays in 3 days doesn't come along for most folks. This I know. And while counting plays, I also count blessings.

That said, I'll recount the plays . . . The Movie Game at Theater Suburbia, The Crucible at the Alley, and Children of a Lesser God at Kingwood College. Thursday night it was community theater at its best. Friday we saw folks familiar with Broadway carrying off extremely difficult, thought-provoking and still very timely though written decades ago material. And Saturday night it was an astounding effort by college students -- some of whom are deaf and hard of hearing -- as well as some local talent interacting with a work that demands we pay attention . . . to our own prejudices, our own communication models and our own relationships.

One play was a gift -- an experience given to those who give of themselves as volunteers at Omega House, the AIDS hospice. One was the result of volunteering as an usher. And the other cost all of $10.

3 Days . . . 3 Plays . . . $10 -- I'm blessed!!!

1 comment:

beholdhowfree said...

I just saw the Crucible myself tonight. It was AWESOME. Great acting, great script, incredibly thought-provoking story. I too was very honored to have seen it.