Let me just say this...
I love theatre and I have been blessed to be able to enjoy some of the most FABULOUS shows on Broadway and in other theatre "districts" around the world. I have even had the pleasure of seeing "The Phantom of the Opera" at Her Majesty's Theatre in London which was RENOVATED for that performance complete with the best special effects money could buy.
When I took my seat at the H Street Playhouse, I wasn't anticipating much because there was no stage per se...just the floor and on either side...rows of chairs...not many...just enough. On both ends of the "stage" area were floor to ceiling black and white murals. Very, very simple. In fact, the simplest I have EVER seen.
Yall...I WAS BLOWN AWAY! The performances were exactly as they should have been. Respectful of the craft and of the intelligence level of the audience.
If you've read Madame Morrison's book...you know the subject is very disturbing and quiet heavy. It was so heavy I was prepared to be in gloom and doom for two hours. Instead, it started light, fun and carefree. There was just enough humor to make us comfortable before the heaviness was heaved at us.
The way this book was adapted into a play was sheer genius. Lydia Diamond (adaptor) and David Muse (Director)...wow. Just...wow.
If you have a love for theatre as I do...put this one on your list. It was beautiful in a dark, deep, way. I have NEVER enjoyed another play more. Seriously. I even enjoyed it more than "The Color Purple."
After the play we had dinner at D.C. Coast and then hung out briefly at Lima Lounge. I say briefly cuz we too old to be staying out all late tryna hang. LOL! We all yawnin and ish wondering when someone was gonna say they were ready to go. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Shelly and I
Me and Queeny (OPEN YOUR EYES QUEENY!!!!!)