Attended my first Calshakes performance of the year last night. It must be summer.
A short list of reasons why you ought to see this production of Romeo and Juliet:
1. They are not skimping on the fake blood, especially when
2. Romeo kills Tybalt by beating his head in with a chair.
I was the only one laughing out loud when that happened, but I know plenty of you were laughing on the inside.
Some more reasons:
1. The Calshakes grounds, as you know, are lovely, ringed by fragrant eucalyptus trees and with plenty of space for picnics. It’s a pleasure to watch the light fade over the hills, especially when
2. Romeo is beating Tybalt’s head in with a chair.
“Do you think they’ll act out a little deflowering before the morning-after scene?” I whispered to Gene during intermission. “With a little fountain of fake blood?” Then I did some sound effects. But it was a wonderfully romantic evening in spite of my efforts, what with our gourmet picnic, our microbrew beer and Romeo hitting Tybalt in the face with that chair six or eight times.