Thursday, October 28, 2010

High School Drama

I really love that our high school chose the classic Thornton Wilder play "Our Town" for their fall production this year. Megan (my youngest) is playing Mrs. Webb, which I think is a terrific role for her since she's never played an older character before. Plus, Mrs. Webb is kind of, you know, clueless, in that mom way, so I think she presents a really good challenge to get her just sympathetic enough that the audience can identify with her.

The really great thing too about this play, is that just about every adult I've talked to gets this "aw" look on their face when I mention it. Who didn't read this back in high school? Back in the day, at Melbourne Central Catholic High School, we read Our Town in English class and played out the parts. I remember even at 17, feeling nostalgic and a bit sad at the end. When Young Actors Theatre did the play a few years ago, of course, I boo hoo'd like a baby. I expect to cry some tonight too.

If you're in the Tallahassee area, don't miss it (because Mrs. Webb is really going to be fantastic, plus she's been practicing her 'New England' accent!) Lawton Chiles High School, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm.


Kwana said...

I got and Aww too. That sounds wonderful and congrats to your girl.

Marilyn Brant said...

I've always loved this play, too, and have thought about its messages many times... Congrats to your daughter on her role in it!!

Maria Geraci said...

Thanks, Kwana and Marilyn. The play was fantastic!


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