Yeah, we are expecting a huge snowfall too Mllemass. The showing of Hamlet in our city isn’t until March 24th so I’ll be OK (although our hockey team starts their playoff run tomorrow and that may be delayed because of this @#$%! weather so I do feel your pain - just for another reason!).
I hate when unavoidable things like the weather interfer with something you have been anticipating for a long time (like BC’s Hamlet OR hockey playoffs!!).
"You're going into the water... short-arse!" - Sherlock
The things I do for Benedict - I hope he appreciates it! Ha!
I went to see Hamlet again tonight. They were predicting terrible weather - rain beginning at 2pm, turning to snow by 7pm, and heavy snow continuing overnight. But when we didn't get any rain at all by 6:30, I thought maybe we got lucky and it wouldn't happen. I was wrong. When the movie ended, I walked out into a howling snowstorm. My arms are still sore from cleaning the heavy wet snow off my car! The theatre is less than 10 minutes from my house, but it took me nearly 30 minutes to get home!
Despite the weather warnings, there were still a lot of people at the movie. Most were older (older than me), but there was also a big group of teenagers - mostly girls. I'm pretty sure they were students from one of the high schools. I can't think of a better way to learn Hamlet! With teenagers in the audience, there were great reactions to the humour. Older folks (like me) tend not to laugh out loud.
There was a new introduction video at the start, saying that it was 2018, which gave a bit of background on the production. And they showed the interview that Benedict had done while he was doing the play - the interview where he had those pink lips! And they showed when he went to the school to watch the students act out a scene.
At the end, they rolled the credits right away and no longer showed Benedict's little speech asking for donations.
Even with the scary drive home, I'm happy that I was able to see it again this year!
Last night, the audience was probably split - half men, half women. I was there alone, but there was a man in my row who was also alone. A couple of men arrived together and sat behind me. The rest seemed to be married couples. And, of course, there were those teenagers who were mostly girls.