Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice and Barter Barter Barter
Our friend Kato McNickle chose and directed this play, which was performed by Ledyard High School students. It was an ambitious choice, one which demonstrated trust in her young cast and crew. It also gave both the actors and audience a chance to experience a little-known play rich with metaphor, gorgeous language, humor, and tremendous theatricality. A chorus of goggle-wearing stones (who advocate eternal sleep untroubled by memory or grief)?
Tickets for Eurydice were a $6 bargain. However--and this was a theme today--I bartered an Urban Eden gift certificate for tickets for Jake and me.
I also bartered, bartered, bartered earlier in the day at the Fiddleheads farmers market. Soap for duck eggs, soap for lettuce, soap for apple pie. I bought a few things, too: chocolate hazelnut milk (big sale), pears, kale (can you believe I'm out of kale already?) and...everybody in unison...sweet potatoes.
Lastly, because I had a coupon for ten dollars off any purchase, I went to Borders after the farmers market and bought a book: The Break of Noon by Neil LaBute. I've been a fan of LaBute ever since I saw his play Bash. This one has the intriguing line on the back cover: What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn't allow it?
The photo from Eurydice was taken by Kato McNickle.
Daily Consumption Totals:
Bartered: theater tickets, duck eggs, lettuce, pie
Miles Driven: 17 (I'm claiming half the mileage to Ledyard because Jake and I rode together.)
Posted by Olive and Oud at 5:21 AM