Last evening Elenka and I spent the evening with three wicked witches! We went to Deering Oaks and took in the Fenix Theatre Company's production of MacBeth. We packed our folding chairs, a dinner of cucumber sandwiches, veggies with ranch dip, a bottle of cabernet sauvignon and nestled under the stars near the park's stone bridge. MacBeth is my favorite tragedy of the bard's, with roots for me going way back to Fr. Curley's English class, and this interpretation was certainly entertaining and enjoyable. The weather added to the delightful night. It was a perfect evening. Even driving home later, the temperature still read 87 but so comfortable. So, all in all, "something wicked this way comes", under the oaks was just the recipe for a 'mid-summer night'. Bravo!
Round about the caldron go;ReplyDelete
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
How I loved my role in Macbeth in high school. I felt totally charmed. Great photo and evening anecdote from you today, Birdman.
Sounds like a great night. It seems you "bear a charmed life."ReplyDelete
Darryl and Ruth :)
sounds like a nice evening, even if it was 'tragic'. :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to spend the evening. If we tried to do that here, we would be eaten up by mosquitoes!ReplyDelete
Summer evening car rides can be soothing when one is not in a rush. Cucumber sandwiches are one of our favorites. Perfect evening from the sounds of it -- barbaraReplyDelete
Your making me jealous. Sounds like a delightful evening in every way!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect summer evening. I'm sure I would have enjoyed the whole thing. I'm a fan of the bard.ReplyDelete
A perfect setting, I am sure it was a great experience!ReplyDelete
Loved your comment! Thanx!ReplyDelete
Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Come let me clutch thee...ReplyDelete
That was Miss Bowring's English class at the French school in London in 1980 and I still remember it all.
Glad you had a wonderful evening.
Saw MacBeth in a London theater back in the 1960s, and the witches scene was riveting. Sounds like a lovely evening.ReplyDelete
Great looking place for a hike.ReplyDelete
One of my favorite theater experiences was seeing an outdoor Shakespearean play on the Greenbelt in South Portland~except for the mosquitos! I'm glad you had such great time, Deering Oaks is one of Portland's treasures. Re.Urban vs. rural Maine~It is indeed amazing that there is beautiful countrside so close to Portland. I've been specifically noticing the cityness of Portland & SP lately, so I noticed your comment...But you are right, Portland is probably not ready for or big enough for electric cars. David Dewey: google, then his website, then workshops. I learned about it through Paris Breakfasts blog where whe documented her experiences there beautifully.ReplyDelete
Sounds like such a great evening! Wish I could have been there too!ReplyDelete
Oh, so cool. I'm all jazzed that I get to see Two Gentlemen of Verona under our own Altadena stars tomorrow night.ReplyDelete
Shakespeare 'al fresco' is always a great experience Birdman (weather permitting). Midsummer Night's Dream in Kings Park was brilliant.ReplyDelete
I love outdoor theater. Shakespeare is perfect for an evening in the park. Sounds like a wonderful evening!ReplyDelete