Thursday, November 30, 2006

THE TEMPEST

First of all, and apology to all who might have checked this blog, only to find pornography on the sidebar. No, it's not "What I'm Watching. . . " And a big thanks to Josh (www.singlepot.blogspot.com) for checking my blog (thanks for checking in!), finding the porn, and giving me the benefit of the doubt that yes, it was indeed an unintentional byproduct of using a public domain photo. As the kids would say, "my bad." But that's not what I want to talk about.

Those of you who know me are thinking, "Why is Lisa blogging on a Thursday night?! She has a lot of shows to watch Thursday night. . . " Well my friends, it is because I have something really important to say and Tracey Morgan, Zach Braff, and Steve Carell will have to wait.

I just got back from watching Shakespeare's "The Tempest" at UVSC, conceived and birthed anew by the talented Christopher Clark and it is INCREDIBLE, AMAZING, AND BRILLIANT. I know I'm biased. Don't care. I want everyone I know to see this. I really can't emphasize how much I enjoyed it. It's unlike anything I've ever seen, and I will remind you all very snootily that I've seen a lot of theater. It's a Chris Clark production, so you can understand the Shakespearean language, and it's silly and tender and beautiful and different.

I am going to bring my boys to it (8 1/2 and almost 7). I think they'll understand it and get a kick out of it (there's farting in it), so bring your age appropriate kids, too. Show them how to love Shakespeare before they see it done wrong and think it's supposed to be removed and boring.

In conclusion, go see "The Tempest" at UVSC: there's incredible movement, masks, stunning costumes, and surprises. Lots of surprises. You can get tickets at the door (in the Black Box Theater), or at Campus Connection.

The end! (now what's that McDreamy up to now. . . )

14 comments:

compulsive writer said...

I have been really wanting to see "Shakespeare according to Christopher Clark" for some time now.

And well, if there's farting in it my kids want to see it for sure.

Thanks for the heads up!

lisa v. clark said...

I'm tempted to tell you what else is in it, but I don't want to ruin any of the surprises.

b. said...

Taking my wantstobeanactor son for the shakespeare and the other two for the farting.
And for you the hokey pokey-
Shakespearean Style

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within Then soon upon a backward
journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke.
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from heaven's yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt.
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
By the way, my name's b. I'm a stranger and a lurker here!

Bek said...

Is it bad that I check that site almost every day and NEVER noticed the porn? Hmmmm

How long is the run? I want to go!! Your Topher is an amazingly talented man and if anyone can teach the world to love Shakespeare, he can.....

wendysue said...

Chris Clark production. . .wish I was there.

and I'm with Bek. . .I check all the time and never noticed????

lisa v. clark said...

It was only on for a second (a few hours?) It was classic: Brazillian ladies peeing on a small fire. . . ? Cause, that's. . . hot. . . ? I'm not sure I understand the world anymore.

Love the hokey pokey Shakespeare style!

P & L said...

Wish we were there...we'd be there!

AzĂșcar said...

Will there be a Rat King?

c jane said...

Maybe a Beeper King?

(Which I prefer)

P.S. My brother is flicking brilliant.

Lorien said...

awwww. and to think I missed the porn. dang.

I'm gonna try and get there. Maybe my big 2 kids will like it.

Julie said...

Hmmmm. Farting Shakespeare? That sounds intriguing. How long does it run?

And welcome back to blogging. It's been too long since you posted.

Haley said...

(love your white flocked tree with blue accents) AND Christopher is quite talented.

Design Mom said...

I would love to see this Chris Clark production!

Carrotjello said...

Can you save your profile photo to photbucket? Pornographers are trying to take over everyones blogs these days. I sound like an old person. Okay, I'm not that young, but I'm not forty yet either.