Friday, June 20, 2008
Real Life: Bryce and Cyrano
I took a couple of days off this week (whew!) for a brief vacation. I spent today with family at Bryce Canyon. My first thought upon seeing it - under a beautiful, cloudless noon-day sky - was that it looked like an impossible painting. Just too phenomenal to be real.
Computer graphics have nothing on this kind of awesome. Nor do photos come anywhere close to doing it justice.
Last night, we saw the preview performance of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Shakespearean Festival. They do include some non-Shakespearean plays in the festival. While familiar with the story, I'd never seen it performed live before --- although I enjoyed the Steve Martin & Daryl Hannah movie, "Roxanne," based on the play. As the very first performance following their dress rehearsal, the play had some glitches and rough edges to work out. But it was likewise... awesome. It was very touching and powerful in a way that seems just out of reach of any movie.
I guess it pays to get out of the basement and office cubical and experience real life for a little bit.
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