Saturday, July 31, 2010

Last Night at Grimm

Finally saw Grimm last night: what a blast! Tommy and I had a great time.

I hadn't seen the whole piece since the read-thru months ago, and I missed opening week because of my teaching schedule.

It really looks beautiful, the cast is AWESOME, and it was directed imaginatively and with great care by Shawn and Summer.

My favorite part of the evening was the audience: it was a packed house, out for the night, they wanted to be there, and they were having a great time.

Company One also managed to publish the text in a slick little edition, which you can purchase at the concession stand. It's a great idea (Woolly Mammoth does the same thing: I bought Clybourne Park and Gruesome Playground Injuries, which are both new and hard to find).

And the talk back was quite fun and engaging: the audience seemed truly interested in new plays, and talking about the process.

It made my previous worries about DC fade a little bit.

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