It was better than TV.
That was the lame ass review I gave after seeing an incredible show* at The Gloucester Stage Company in Gloucester, Massachusetts. (*more on that later)
This is what has happened to my once cultured mind that craved things like theater, museums and adult conversation. I have turned to my television. But come on Netflix, HBO - they really have upped the game...and in less time than a movie (read: earlier to bed).
Let's back up a bit. I still crave things like adult time and an occasional trip to a museum (not solely centered around my kids interests). What I really want is time to not feel selfish when I focus on me, my husband (who is pretty fab). A dear friend invited us to come (literally) down the hill to see a show called "Ex-Lovers"...date night material? TBD.
Well here is the review*:
IT WAS BETTER THAN TV. I laughed, was on the edge of my seat at times, held Tad (fab husband)'s hand, was stunned at the talent on this tiny stage in front of me. The show was eight small plays by a variety of GREAT talent curated by Israel Horovitz. The plays each touched on past relationships/ex-lovers but in wholly different ways, because really every time we fall in love it is so very different. Sitting with the one you have loved for seventeen years watching the breakdown of love is a little like watching a car accident - hoping to learn enough, so the same thing does not happen to you. It was a one night sold out show.
Now I feel a little like I am bragging - because I was there and likely you were not BUT there are plays there just about every weekend. Tickets are very reasonable, the tiny theater means every seat is great, wine and treats at the bar and incredibly friendly guests (if you are into that - and I so am!)
So it is this simple - put down the remote and join me at a show - we cannot wait to go back and see more! www.gloucesterstage.com