All that glitters is not gold.
Brian and I absolutely love all the artistic entertainment D.C. has to offer from a night enjoying a play at the Shakespeare Theater to relishing in the beauty of the opera, symphony, ballet, or a musical at the Kennedy Center. There have been many a night, I have been whisked to an exotic island in the South Pacific during World War II, been hypnotized by the exquisite movement of the Washington Company Ballet dancers, or drifted away to the sweet Italian melodies of Don Pasquale.
I must say the Shakespeare Theater does a wonderful job of adapting Shakespeare plays into modern interpretations. Brian and I have seen three plays now, where some major part of the play has been modified–As You Like It (our first date 😉 ), All’s Well That Ends Well, and Merchant of Venice. These contemporary plays still uphold the classic plot and dialog, but may change the setting and characters accents. These changes truly keep the plays interesting and exciting to see, even for the experienced theater goer.
This Friday we got all dressed up (and matched on accident. hahaha) and ventured to Sidney Harman Hall to view The Merchant of Venice . This heated tale, set in the roaring 1920s in the hustling New York City, is one of racial prejudice, love, revenge, and a question of whether justice or injustice was served.
I ended the night clapping away, loving yet another culture filled night with Brian.