At the advice of a fellow speech coach, I went to see The Real Inspector Hound
at Hamline University last night with my friend David. It was a marvelous show. I laughed hard. Now, my fellow speech coach says I am obligated to see their next production, Trojan Women
. I believe her exact words were, "I'm going to drag you there in handcuffs." Ahem. Awkward.
I should really take in more college productions around here. They're way less expensive than going to professional shows (and even community theaters are a little pricey on a Target team members budget) and they can be really good. Besides, if there is a bad show in the mix, they are usually way more instructional than a good show. Watching bad theater and seeing how it could be made better is a very useful learning experience. Then, on the other hand, you might see a little gem of the theater like The Real Inspector Hound,
and just have a thoroughly enjoyable time.