Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Now is the Winter of Our Discontent
The Blackfriars Playhouse, in Staunton, Virginia
"Blow, blow, thou winter wind." And so it has, with gusts up to 40 MPH today, our third consecutive day of government shut-down in the Washington, DC, area.
"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day." As I look out the window at another foot of snow that has fallen overnight, right on top of all the driveways and sidewalks that I cleared off just two days ago, this is getting old.
But, "sweet are the uses of adversity" in Staunton, Virginia, where the American Shakespeare Center is offering a sweet, sweet, deal to anyone who can get there this week: $10 tickets to all plays at the Blackfriars Playhouse. "The play's the thing" and they'll go on whatever the weather, so, if you can get there, you can watch them all day and night for a pittance.
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" I would, if only I'd had the foresight to get a room at the hotel next door to the Blackfriars a few days ago before this mess began. Lesson learned.