I was going to write a book review today, but I did not get to it. I’ll save it for Monday!
I was thinking about school plays that I saw, both when I was in high
school and an undergraduate in college. In high school, I went to
school plays to get extra credit. At least I went to see Bye Bye Birdie
for that reason. I think it was my Geometry teacher who was offering
extra credit, and I definitely needed it in that class! I may have gone
to Auntie Mame for that reason, too. When I saw Auntie Mame, my Grandma, brother, and sister went with me. It was a pleasant evening.
In college, I saw The Crucible. There were other plays that went on that I did not see, but I decided to see The Crucible because I had heard of it and knew it was about the Puritans and McCarthy (both interests of mine).
Seeing these plays was fun. I got to see people I knew playing parts
on stage. Their acting usually was not as good as what I saw on the
movie versions. But they did fine. And I will say that seeing The Crucible
put chills up my spine. These girls were randomly accusing people of
being witches, and the authorities were taking them seriously. Yikes!