Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Shakespeare Theatre

There are so many things that I want to write about today. For one, my college roommate, Deitrea, came in town for business, and she was walking in downtown DC on Tuesday and saw a guy, Gregg, whom we went to Tuskegee with. They stopped traffic to speak and make arrangements to see each other later that night.

Well, that night, the three of us met at Bobby Van's, a restaurant in DC, and did some good old laughing and talking until midnight. (I really love laughter.)

Wednesday, Gregg, Deitrea, and I met on the national mall for a PFunk concert featuring George Clinton and Parliament, and we ran into other guys whom we went to Tuskegee with, D Marshall and AG, and the night was history. (Oh, the laughs we had! I love my Tuskegee people.)

Me,  Gregg, and Deitrea

Skegee family after the concert!

George Clinton

So today, on Thankful Thursday, I was considering if I should write about spontaneity, good laughter, or friendship. However, I decided that since tonight I will be seeing the last play of this Shakespeare Theatre season, I would bypass all of that and give Thanks for the Shakespeare Theatre.

I absolutely love the Shakespeare Theatre in DC. There are two locations that are right around the corner from each other, and they are located in a bustling part of town.

I saw every play that was performed at these theatres this season. I saw all of them with my dear friend, Dr. Semple, except for one; he was out of town when I saw Fela. 

This season, I saw The Heir Apparent, Fela, Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Strange Interlude, The Servant of Two Masters and tonight I will see Merry Wives. Being a subscriber to the theatre, I also got to see James Earl Jones being interviewed by Michael Khan, the director of the theatre.

It was so great to see all of these plays. I feel like my life has been enriched just by taking in these plays and the experiences. Dr. Semple stated that his favorite art form is dance, but mine is theatre, hands down.

Dr. Semple has been the best theatre partner. I normally send him a text and tell him that we have a show coming up. His response is typically "Which theatre and the same time right? That means that we would meet at Jaleo, a restaurant in DC, at 6:30 and head to the theatre around 7:50 for the show.

This week has been filled with so many things to be Thankful for: laughter, friendships, spontaneity, but today, I raise my hands in Thanksgiving for the The Shakespeare Theatre.

Long live the Shakespeare Theatre!

If you are ever in DC, please go to the Shakespeare Theatre and grow...

Make it a point to do the things that you enjoy doing often.

By the way, I am still plugging away at this novel that Toni Morrison loves. I wonder if it took her as long as it is taking me to read it. I am even more convinced that this lady is a genius. Things that make you say hmmmmmm.........

Happy Thursday!!!!

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