Summer’s winding down, and it just didn’t seem long and lazy enough. We’ve already been to Roscoe and Logan’s schools to fill out forms, pick up schedules, stand in lines, and hand over checks. Logan and Haley start school next week.
Last night we went, for the second time, to the Shakespeare-in-the-park performance of Coriolanus that Roscoe is in. Roscoe fills like four different roles as a soldier, citizen, and rebel. The production does a fantastic job of modernizing the story with costumes and blocking. The actors deliver their lines like real communication, not just iambic pentameter. Jesse, of course, lost interest long before the final scene, so sometimes behind the stage we could see him running through the grass wielding his light saber.
|Theater in the round.|
|Roscoe as his doppelganger, the punk rebel he could be but isn't. The people oppose the war that Marcius (later known as Coriolanus) is mounting.|
|Roscoe (back) storms Rome.|
|That mask used to be my cami. And those are his suit pants!|
|The price of war. Marcius has triumphed!|
|The play is largely about the fickleness of mindless crowds. After his victory, Coriolanus' opponents become his groupies.|
|Roscoe as returning soldier greeting his wife.|