Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thing #93: Go to the theatre

I never know what to say when people ask me the question Why do you write a blog? or that other one, What’s it about?  Uuuuuh.  The answer to both is simply I don’t know.  If ever I’m asked these questions, or if for some reason I’m finding it difficult to write something for little t, I think back to when I first started writing it over three years ago.  Back then, it felt so much easier to write because I knew for sure nobody (seriously not one person) was reading it.  I just wrote whenever I felt like it, simple things, that were true.

So, I’m going back to that place, and today I am going to write one true thing:  I don’t like the theatre.

I wanted my Day Zero List to be mostly fun, but also challenging and at times to push me to do things I ordinarily would not.  I included some more cultured things: learning to play chess, visiting a museum, a book signing, buying a piece of art… the theatre was one of those things. 

I went to see Snow White.  Maybe a person who chose to see a production with a target audience of 3-8 year olds isn’t qualified to be making  these kind of sweeping statements but I just don’t like the theatre.  There I’ve said it (twice).

I don’t like the larger-than-life characters  or their depressing handmade costumes.  I loath that I’m half watching the production through some-guy-in-front-of-me’s camera and half watching it in real life.  The soliloquys always bring to mind ancient episodes of Sunset Beach and The Bold and The Beautiful.  Any kind of audience interaction makes me cringe.  I hate that there’s no snack bar.

That’s all really.  That’s all I have to say about the theatre.

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trishie said...

I don't like theatre much either. Nor operas!

Reese Carrozzini said...

That's so cool....I feel the same way. I feel like I should go see them because it seems to be entertaining, educational and grown up, and it makes me feel like I'm expanding my artistic and cultural knowledge. However, I'm always truly bored at the end. So, I don't go anymore. .-)) And like you, I definitely like the musicals geared towards children.

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Ashley said...
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Ashley said...

Thelma, I'm thinking we have to meet one day, for this post alone.


I try to go (and have gone) to numerous shows. Everyone tells me that it's better than movies, and I should "support live art."

I get so terribly distracted while watching plays. They are ALWAYS overly priced, and I never get a good view of the actors, adding onto the things you mentioned.

I'd pick a movie over a play ANYDAY!!

Erin said...

I love the theater, so long as it's not a musical. Plays, orchestra, ballet, sign me up! You start singing in the middle of a monologue? I am gone. To each their own!

little t said...

Yeah maybe it's just musicals really. Snow White was, regrettably, a musical.