No tights, just leather pants. Which, hey, I'll take it.

Cedar City was marvelous. I did not go with GH, I actually went with a lovely L**** friend whom I will refer to as JJ. She's the one I went to Hawaii with last year and the Shakespearean Festival (again, some more) the year before that, and a better traveling companion you will not find, I tell you. She actually likes driving, so I didn't even have to do any of it.

One thing I've noticed is that whenever JJ and I get together, even though we are generally upbeat people, the conversation always tends to turn to dark topics. And since we had quite a long drive there and back, I joked with her beforehand that I was going to time us to see how long it took before we were earnestly discussing self-mutilation. We never got there, but instead covered health care; racism; spinsterhood; bipartisanship; family issues; gender politics within the Church; education; food production; and our country's high C-section rate. We are pretty much a laugh riot. But hanging out with JJ was the biggest highlight of the trip.

The second biggest highlight was the part where I only heard ONE cell phone go off during a play. (Which is one more than last time, but whatever, I'll take it as long as it's not the complete cell-phone-insanity-fest that was 2005. It seems that maybe the old people got their grandkids to teach them how to turn their phones off in the last 4 years). The phone that did ring had the same ringtone, however, as mine. Which made me crap an absolute brick until I reminded myself, "You turned off your phone outside and then you double-checked just before the play began. You know that's not your phone. Please resume breathing."

But still. It was pretty terrifying. Because if that had been my phone ringing during the first act of The Secret Garden when poor Archie and Lily are singing about their doomed love I would have had to throw myself off the balcony. Which would have likely injured the people below me.

Anyway, for those who asked, we saw The Secret Garden, Henry V (wherein Brian Vaughn did indeed spit him up a storm), and Foxfire. All were wonderful, more on that to come!


Carly said... [reply]

So jealous! I love the Shakespeare Festival and the fact that this year's musical was "The Secret Garden" just makes me even more envious! Luckily I got my full Shakespeare fix this summer but sounds like it was a grand time! Can't wait to hear what you thought.

So was Brian Vaughn wearing the leather pants? I certainly hope so! He's the best part of Cedar City in my opinion... that and the costume workshop, hope you went to that!

Giggles said... [reply]

My new favorite inappropriate cell phone ringing story -

Woman sitting front row in Relief Society. Phone rings. Does she turn it off? No. Does she take it outside? No. She ANSWERS IT! And then tells whoever it was that called that she was in Church and would have to call them back.

They have a coat check at places. Why can't we get a phone check too?

cooldad said... [reply]

"Hawaii last year"...I guess that is technicall correct since it occurred in 2008. However, that was Febraury of 2008. Which is getting on to two years. For those who are keeping in track.

Janssen said... [reply]

Wasn't Foxfire just AMAZING? I loved that show.

Still mourning that I never got to see Henry V this year. Bleck.

Nemesis said... [reply]

You are right, father. It has been exactly 18 months since JJ and I (and, more importantly, YOU) have been in Hawaii.

Let's remedy that!

heidikins said... [reply]

I love Brian Vaughn, I saw him in Henry V over the weekend as well and oh my Swoon! Love him!


Taren said... [reply]

I enjoy you. Not in a creepy way or anything, just in a "oh look, a new post from Nemesis" sort of way... yeah.

emandtrev said... [reply]

Ahh. So green with envy. Not only because of the plays you got to see, but the good times/drive/conversation you shared with JJ. I heart her too.

I really need to plan some time in Cedar City next year.

Audra said... [reply]

I love Shakespeare! They did some awesome shows at William and Mary in Williamsburg. Locally here in Charlotte I have been to some at the community theater. Good... yes. Great budget for scenery and what-not... no. Would I like to see the bigger productions. Yes! So am I jealous, yes!

Off note: It is slow at work, so I bought Persuasion on DVD to watch during the down-times! So I can get a Jane Austen fix. I am not sure which version of it I bought. I hope it is good!

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