Monday, August 17, 2009

Art and Theater

Yesterday was a day of lasts. I went (again) with family and friends to see the Shepard Fairey show at the ICA Boston on the last day, and we saw the last night of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's "The Comedy of Errors" on the Boston Common.

(We also went to the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, which is open again, and saw the show they put together from their collection. This show is open until September 20th, so it's not a "last" since there's over a month left.)

It was really good to see the Shepard Fairey show again. You can read my thoughts about it, from when I saw it in April.

We all really enjoyed "The Comedy of Errors." The acting was great, as was the music, and I loved the set, which should come as no suprise to anyone who knows me, since it was based on grids and lines. It was very inspirational. The pictures in this post are of only one side of the stage, in daylight, and after dark. Sorry for the blurry bottom picture, my camera isn't good in the dark.

Anyone who lives in the Boston area should keep their eye open next summer for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 2010 production. We have never been disappointed with their shows, and it's really fun to picnic and watch theater, outside with hundreds (or thousands?) of other people on a warm summer's night. It's very peaceful and friendly, and is an annual tradition for my household.