Adieu, Adieu, Adieu

Yes it’s true my little chickadees…today is the day we say adieu.  But before I leave you, I want to talk just a little bit more about this whole Shakespearience. My Shakespearience came to a close on Friday evening, capped off by getting to see the play in its entirety.  Friday night was “The Club” event, which, I have to say, is a fabulous way to see a play.  We were treated to Finnegans beer, appetizers from Boston’s and yummy truffle cake from Truffle’s and Tortes, all this plus As You Like It.  Jessica was a happy girl.

It was a motley group of us who attended.  One of us was a rabid Shakespeare fan, one could take it or leave it, and one just enjoys the theater.  Then there was me, and you already know my background with Shakespeare.  What do you know?  Each one of us found something to enjoy.  Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true.

This is a post summing up the whole experience, but I’m trying hard to avoid that end of the movie narrator voice.  That said, writing this blog, getting to go behind the scenes, and reading and learning more about Shakespeare changed things for me.  I found myself sitting in my seat enjoying myself vastly, not caring a whit if I didn’t understand every word.  When it came down to it, I discovered Shakespeare was not nearly as highbrow as I believed.  And if you want to know a little secret, I’m hoping that Lyric Arts decides to do more of Shakespeare’s plays.  Look what I’ve been missing all this time. 

And bonus, through this Shakespearience, we’ve both gotten a chance to get behind the scenes and see just what it takes to put on a production here at Lyric Arts.  Believe me, it really made seeing the play more rewarding.

Though My Shakespearience is over, yours doesn’t have to be.  There’s still time to see the play.  If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, why not plan on celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday?  On Friday, April 23rd Lyric Arts is throwing a birthday party.  Come in costume, and you’ll get yourself a ticket to the Renaissance Festival.  You can find all the details at Shakespeare’s Birthday Party.  Birthday parties not your cup of tea?  Well, it’s still your lucky day since there just happens to be a Special Ticket Offer going on.

Well, my friends, it is time to say Adieu.  My Shakespearience was both lovely and rewarding, so why not try having your own?  Still don’t believe me?  Check out other people’s Shakespearience under What’s your Shakespearience?  And thanks to all my lovely readers out there hiding in the Internets.

--Jessica