August 8, 2009

Shakespeare for free?

Let me be entirely honest: community theater usually sucks. A lot.

But tonight we were pleasantly surprised. So much so that I probably donated more money than we would have paid for tickets. To a theater company in *Longmont* (aka, “Methmont”) no less.

They did The Merchant of Venice, which I remembered from high school as a tragedy, but which actually seems to be a comedy with some gratuitous and tacked-on seeming anti-semitism. Guess my memory isn’t so great. In any case, a great show, and one that surpassed the suspension of disbelief hurdle, albeit barely.

That’s not faint praise coming from me, actually. Go see ’em if you live in the area.