#67 Attend a play

It has been a while since I wrote up a new retirement experience. I am trying to catch up…

In early February my daughter got tickets for a group of us (Mary Ann, Kristin, Laura, and Jim) to attend the play “Sheer Madness” at the Kennedy Center. Since retiring, I have been to an opera and a few musicals. One of the musicals had more than enough ballet splattered in it (Honestly, I did NOT know it was a ballet when I purchased those tickets!). But I had not been to a play yet.

I really did not know what I was getting into by attending this play. I was informed that it would be important to pay attention to even the smallest details. The production was in a small theatre in the Kennedy Center where the audience surrounds the small stage. There were only 6 actors in the production. While a lot of the play was scripted out, eventually the script was thrown out and the actors improvised. The improvisation resulted from the audience participating in solving the murder. It was a hilarious comedy. Another plus – there was no breaking out in song or dance for the heck of it, just good comedy. From what I hear, each night is different. I could see it again. I recommend this experience.  (edited:  Play was in February)

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