There is a very good excuse for my absence. Remember Mark Twain and that quote about fish and family? Well one or the other was at my place all weekend, and I needed a break. Anyways, on Sunday I went to the Redlands Bowl Shakespeare Festival to watch Romeo & Juliet along with Bri, Jessica, Sarah, and Sarah's mom. It was a really nice day (and the weather wasn't too bad either), and we had a really lovely evening! We dove out to Redlands through the canyon, which is an oddly pretty drive even if it is mostly desert.
I also love blackberries!
This was our view of the stage. Pretty good!
This stuff is amazing! I bought it at World Market.
Then the show started. It was... interesting. I wasn't a huge fan of this production on the whole, however, I really liked the guy who played the priest. He was excellent.
The sword fighting was pretty cool though!
and the costumes were also well done.
Romeo was pretty good too. A little campy at times, but he's Romeo...
However Juliet could not die soon enough. She was SO annoying. She played the character like she was actually a modern 13 year old at a Justin Bieber concert. I was ready to "happy dagger" her myself about ten minutes into the show.
This was an invention of mine. One bottle of champagne, plus two of those big jugs of cran-rasp. juice, plus four limes. This photo was supposed to simulate the effect of too much of it...
We were both plotting Juliet's demise.
Then there was more sword play.
And finally Juliet died. Not soon enough I tell you. Her giggle was enough to make me want to rip out her vocal chords. Good gosh!
Anyways, over all the night was a huge success. The Shakespeare Festival goes on for another two weeks and they are also performing Hamlet, and A Midsummer's Night's Dream, which we're going to see this Saturday. If you live locally, or semi locally, definitely go check it out. If anything you can sympathize with my dislike of Juliet. As for the title of this post enjoy this video (which is actually only funny if you've ever been in theatre):
I sware these videos are the only thing that gets me through some work days!