Good morning to you all!
If you’re reading this; congratulations! You’ve made it through some of the worst heat we’ve had this year – probably with most of your brain in tact to allow you to still be able to read. I don’t know about you, but I’m 500 percent done with all of it – I’ve hardly been out of my house but to go to work, let alone to a beach.
And if the heat hasn’t led you to swear off the outdoors entirely in favor of the safety of your air conditioning, here are some other things you might want to do.
On Broadway: Rock of Ages
No, I’m not kidding. Sometimes you just need fluffy entertainment of the thin-story-they-had-to-jam-between-songs-they-really-liked variety. This is exactly that. A story of thinnest proportions, cheerfully rocked out by actors clad in bad clothes, ridiculous hair, and devil horns. And think of it this way: you won’t be alone in singing “Don’t Stop Believing karaoke style this time.
Off Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher.
Admit it: Peter Pan is awesome. You know it is. But every now and then even the most awesome story needs a bit of a tweak. Based on the book of the same name, Peter and the Starcatcher is a handful of actors acting over 100 of everyone’s favorite and iconic characters, using a handful of props and creative lighting to invite the audience to use their imaginations to help complete the play. Imagination is a thing far too often neglected, so go out and exercise yours.
Read A Damn Book: Why Shoot a Butler?
Because the British are awesome and their mystery novels are better. Heyer keeps to more of the quirky side of the British character – and spreads it across the whole rainbow of her characters rather than just stuffing them all into one. A young man, self-admittedly arrogant and rather aloof, meets a young woman with a gun standing beside a dead butler. Stands to reason who did it — but did she really? And why would she need to shoot a butler anyway? Your questions will be answered provided you pick it up and discover a truly entertaining author.
Now you’re three steps closer to being the Most Interesting Person in the World.
I’m going to crawl back into my igloo. Wake me when summer’s over.