Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sideshow review

Handsome and I went out on a date night last night. We had a gift card to a semi-fancy Italian restaurant which serves meals family style. Fixed price + gift card = dinner for 2 for $10!

After dinner, we enjoyed an evening of live theater. I mentioned that I know someone who's practically famous. PHAMALY's production of Sideshow was just awesome.

The plot is based on the true story of conjoined twins in the early 1920s who wound up first in the circus circuit (hence, the name of the production) before moving up to Vaudeville.

The two actresses who played the twins were amazing. They have the most beautiful voices and sang perfectly. They shared this gigantic wheelchair throughout the play, save for a dream sequence when one twin gets up and walks toward the man she loves.

Now, some plays are just really great and they give you a good feeling for plunking down the money to see them. Add to that the fact that these actors are blind, or wheelchair bound, or deaf, or have failing kidneys or rheumatoid arthritis, and, well, it just humbles a person.

Especially me, because I've been moaning and beating myself up lately over stupid stuff. I think I needed a reality dose of "You want to see hard? These people cannot do every single thing you can do every single day. Get over yourself."

I thoroughly enjoyed the show, folks. Can't wait to catch the next production!


Renna said...

The play sounds amazing!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Wow, what a intereseting play. Thanks for the recap.