I was gone for eight hours yesterday, and had a BLAST!
I went to a play of “Little Women” with some friends…
(at the Omaha Community Playhouse, believe it or not!)
…and then went to “Noodles & Co.” for lunch!
The play was good–not as good as the book, but is anything? I mean, the book is always better than the movie or play. right? Well, maybe that’s just me. I’m a bookworm–though you guys probably figured that one out already! 🙂
They dramatized it a lot, made it a musical, left things out, and scrunched it all together–like putting the Jo-Meets-Apollyon-chapter part being about Meg and Jo’s first ball, not the theater, kind of thing; and John and Laurie proposing before Mrs. March came home.
That bothered me a little; but if you included everything in the book, the play would be like twenty-four hours long something insane like that!
And the music was good touch! The only problem was that
you I (at any rate) can’t memorize songs the first time I hear them, and I have no way to listen to them again, so I can’t sing them. Tragic, is it not?
It was almost as emotional as the book too: I spent the whole after-intermission-half trying not to cry! Good actors, and a good story.
Good singers too–incredibly good! One of the songs (actually one of my favorites) really reminded me of “Let It Go”–it had the same powerful piano-music; without so much of the hopeful and liberated feelings. Jo sings it right after she refuses Laurie’s proposal, and I was like “oh my word! I’ve totally felt like that before!”
Us “bigs” finished off the day with a rousing game of “Bang!”
Dad got out chips and salsa. We all enjoyed the chips, but one of us doesn’t hold with salsa (okay, okay: it’s me).
Love these people! 🙂
“God winds you up, and you go till He stops you” (514).
-“Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott 🙂