Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Where on earth is Shubuta?

We did a pretty good show today in Columbus, MS. Nothing amazing, nothing terrible. For every show on the road that captures lightning in a bottle, we have to be prepared for a dozen serviceable shows. But the highlight of the trip today was a stop at McCoy's gas in Shubuta, MS, where we met a high school teacher who had just taught R&J to her students. While standing barefoot with her daughter with her, she told us that her students really didn't understand the language of the play. For instance, she said they couldn't understand Mercutio when he says "you shall find me a grave man." She was excited to hear that we were performing the show as we toured, and she was glad that we were doing it.

Now we're chilling in our Ramada Inn in Mobile, AL, and we have a show here tomorrow morning. Then we're driving down to the French Quarter in New Orleans to celebrate Halloween. I don't have a costume planned out, but I've got a great t-shirt all ready to go, and I'm planning to buy a kick-ass mask in town that I can possibly use in the party scene in the show. But we've got nothing much to do tonight, since most of the local downtown is closed except for the bars, but we might watch a movie.

I'm sure I'll have many more stories from the Big Easy. I need to get a camera of my own...

3 comments:

Amanda said...

i am SO jealous! the french quarter??? amazing. we're gonna need some pictures please.

although i can't top halloween in new orleans, i will probably be somewhere in manhattan - possibly the famous halloween parade in the village, dressed in my ugly betty costume... i just hope i dont get mistaken for a drag queen! have fun!

Lara Lor-Van said...

Halloween in New Orleans - WOW
(email me)

Nick M said...

And, lara, I have to ask who you are... Give me a hint....