As soon as they heard about "PATIENCE"they asked us if DH and I wanted to go to see it performed. We said Yes.
For our Wedding anniversary we only wanted our small dispersed family to be together. Our walking Buddies sent us tickets for today's performance and they accompanied us..
DH and I loved the show. It opened in London England on April 23rd, 1881 it was Gilbert and Sullivan's sixth collaboration and it was the Fifth produced by Richard D'Oyley Carte.
Carte was about to complete Construction of the Savoy Theatre in London's West End.
Six months after it's opening the successful production of "Patience "was transferred to the Savoy where it became the first theatrical production to be lighted by Electricity.
The Theater is in Monmouth Maine is very close to our home and closer still to IMAGINPRO one of my Spark Friends.
The Hall was built in 1900 it was named for Dr,Charles Cumston he was the headmaster of Boston Latin High School, he retired to Monmouth Maine. He decided to give his town a community building, which would house the town offices, a caucus hall, a public library and an Auditorium.
It was revitalized beginning in 2000 and recently finished with monies donated from the community to the tune of $2.9 Million dollars.
It is a gem in Maine.
There are several Shakespeare performances during the year along with plays, performances for children and and the actors come from all over the country as well as local actors.
Over the years we have lived here, we too have seen the changes. When we first took our son's to Summer stock, kids shows there were portable toilets out side. The boys were not impressed.
We still went to see adult theater despite the inconvenience. Now they have "Indoor plumbing" and new seats. There are very few props or scenery and yet it is not really noticeable the actors are the focus of the stage. There are no microphones but the sound just carries thanks to great acoustics.
After the performance our friends took us out to dinner and it was a really nice "friends celebration "of our 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. WE WERE TOASTED WITH WINE AND COFFEE and it was a good evening.
Thanks, I am still taking care of my Peepers. Tomorrow I will use the drops every 2 hours till I see the Dr on Tuesday.
Pat in Maine.