I saw Quantum Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night,” and really enjoyed it. However, I learned a lot of other random things that night. In no particular order, here’s what else I gleamed from my trip to an unused building on a dead-end street in Bloomfield:
I recently got a new camera, and have no idea how to use it apparently. However, I did manage to capture this really awesome shot, somehow. And one, which I’ll never be able to do again, even if I tried.
As a whole, I think the audience had a hard time with the Shakespearean English. The guy next to me, had no idea what was going on. I know, because he told his wife that, multiple times during the first act (they left during intermission). Now, it might have been all the wine he drank before coming to the show (again, I know, because he wreaked).
I found myself laughing a lot more than the rest of the audience. Maybe I was just picking up more of the jokes. Maybe I’m just the right mix of intelligent and immature, but this play has a lot of dark, adult humor in it. So I of course, loved it!
I got bit by a mosquito. Anyone who has camped with me, will not find this to be a surprise at all. I’m a mosquito magnet. But, I guess that’s a hazard (one that I’m willing to withstand) of seeing a play outside.
Which, aside from the interference from the trains, the actors also have to deal with car alarms, racing motors, police sirens, helicopters and what sounded like a table saw. Good for them for being able to block it all out.
I had read about this production before going to see it, so I was prepared for the train stoppages (and kind of looking forward to seeing them), but I don’t think many of the audience members were. Which, of course, combined with their apparent lack of understanding, made me laugh even more at their confusion. Because I’m a horrible person.
I did find it extra amusing, what appeared to be the performance’s third train stoppage, which was announced with the train whistle after a very climactic moment…then to be called off. I’m still amazed at how the actors and crew coordinate it all.
Again though, go see this show, you won’t be disappointed!