A week ago Saturday my wife and I went to a small stage set in a hidden school in an out-of-the-way town to see a play called “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” which I had read about in the paper. The play definitely was far more grand than the setting allowed for.
You can read the premise in the above link.
A couple things about the play:
1) It was advertized as a “family” play. This was not a family play. There were no swear words that are not now part of the social norm, but with its multiple suggestions and double entendres I thought it very inappropriate for children. That didn’t stop them from being in the audience, though…
2) When sister Sadie comes onto stage hilarity ensues. You almost have to put up with the fact that they play is building up to something before that point. The outfit they dress Sadie in is pure comedy. I’m sure it is made more funny by the way the actress hams it up, and ours did a great job!
Kudos to the performers (except the guy who played her agent…he wasn’t very good) but blah to the advertisers who showed no wisdom in decernment between a play suitable for adults only or suitable for the whole family.
(PS: I have tickets to the opera presentation of Hansel and Gretel for this Saturday night. I’ll post about how it went.)