This evening was a play performance at Kingsley Junior High School. I cannot recall the actual title, and I returned my program to the table to be used tomorrow evening. The main theme was how to get modern students to be interested in Shakespeare.
At times when I had a TA Sub job in the building, I had heard announcements about play practice, but I also received a personal invitation from Caitlin, a girl at church. I’ve known her since she was a babe in my arms in the Nursery, so of course I wrote the time and Admission fee in my planner book. She has a wonderful scene where she gets to wear a long-blonde-hair wig.
It was also good to see so many of the staff of the building in a context other than classroom. The guy running the sound board owns the music store where youngest son rents a room to give guitar lessons.
All this brings about a wonderful “small town” feel. I guess I should know bunches of folks, we’ve lived together in this house almost 27 years.
I got 2 offers for a ride home, but the evening is lovely, the sidewalks still clear, I had my walking stick. It felt good to move again after sitting on those uncomfortable chairs of the cafeteria.
I will ask for prayers for whoever was in the car accident at the corner of Locust and Main. I heard the sirens during the curtain call, and could see the flashing lights when I crossed College Avenue.
A guy in a neck brace loaded into ambulance, and a tow truck already on scene. Somebody must not have come to a full stop and looking before turning right. Carrunnch 🙁
If you live near Normal, go hand over $4 and see a bunch of junior high kids doing something good.
And be careful out there. A body is fragile skin and bones.
~~love and Huggs, Diane
here’s the blurb blatantly copied from the school website Come out to support the Drama Club, the Stage Fighters, with their performances of “Shakespeare Unplugged” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 19, and at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 in the KJHS cafeteria. Tickets are $2 for students and $4 for the general public. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to American Red Crass/Haiti. You won’t want to miss their second performance of the year, because the first one in the fall was outstanding!