Tuesday, October 24, 2006

"That's Fronk-en-shteen"

My wife and I went on a theatre-hike on Saturday at the Morton Arboretum. What is a theater-hike you ask? The best explanation is found on the Theater-Hike website:

During a theatre-hike the audience walks to different outdoor locations for each scene of a play. Theatre-Hikes has walked up to two miles during performances, sometimes less, sometimes more. Audience members sit on the ground, sit in chairs they have brought, stand and lean against trees while watching a Theatre-Hikes performance.

We had a wonderful time seeing Frankenstein. They were predicting rain, so it was overcast for the whole play which added to the overall ambience. It drizzled a bit during the final scene which was perfect. I am one of the few people that have never seen or read the original story and while this was an adaptation that did not exactly follow the original, I found the story riveting. My exposure to the Frankenstein story has been limited to Young Frankenstein. By the way, Mel Brooks is a genius.

If you get a chance, check out one of the walking plays at the Morton Arboretum. So far we have also seen Moby Dick and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. They are going to be performing The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, which was written by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum, this winter and we are making plans on going.

I have included a few pictures from the hike, some are blurry because of the low light. I have one from each scene and you can notice the different backgrounds for each scene.

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