Thursday, March 15, 2012
Lizzie Bright on Stage
Sitting in the front of the theater offers such an intimate view of the actors and action. Expressions are clearer. Emotions are more intense. As my friends and I took in the Children's Theatre Company's production of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy from the first row last night, we were caught up in the characters' actions. As the story progressed, we all wondered about how other audience members perceived the show. If a person had not read Gary Schmidt's book version, would she feel like important scenes, people, and words were missing? Or would she simply wonder about the interactions and events, taking in all the elements of a strong story?
We contemplated these things and more over dessert at the 112 Eatery. Mmm. Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse.