Child Youngest will be graduating from high school Friday. To say things have been busy around here is an understatement. Child Eldest graduated from high school last year, and while I don’t make a big deal of such things on my blog, I have to say I am crazy proud of these kids.
Last night Child Youngest performed in his first, and last, high school play. I, and several supportive family members (you guys rock!) attended the play. We had wonderful time! The play was ALMOST MAINE, by John Cariani, which I can now highly reccomended to anyone who gets a chance to catch it. Here is the synopsis:
“On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected, often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend–almost.”
I think what delighted me was the blend of surreal magic, humor, and heartache in each of the nine loosely-connected vignettes. The actors and actresses did a great job with this play, and I loved how the props, stage, and physicality of it added so much to the magic and sweetness of the story.
Child Youngest pulled off some impressive prat falls. When he got hit in the back of the head with the ironing board, everyone in the audience gasped and laughed. And there at the end of the scene when….well, I wouldn’t want to spoil it, but: yes. Well done.