Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well, we had a slew of middle school theater students in tonight, and we really slew them. Their teacher is our director's daughter, and she designed our lights.
The kids enjoyed the show, but we can't figure out just what was so hilarious about the scene where the nurse finds Juliet, supposedly dead. For some reason, the audience laughed there, and the actors involved in the scene are a bit confused by that.
ETA: see comments for an explanation...
Now, these were kids who had not seen any Shakespeare. They seemed to follow the story very well, except for this one scene. Lynn says that it's just because they are kids. Well, there may be kids in other audiences. We have one more rehearsal with an invited audience, and then on Friday we open.
We are all a bit shaken by this, and want to make sure it doesn't happen again.