Last Saturday, hubby and I attended Les Liaisons Dangereuses at National Theatre in South Bank, London England. It was a sumptuous production with period costumes, read lots of cleavage and bustle, tight white capris and lacey shirts, much innuendo, flirtation and sex.
Sort of. We attended an encore stream of the production at our local Cineplex on the big screen. At intermission we watched interviews of the actors and directors and saw and heard the real audience. Movie theatres around the world showed this production according to their time zones. While it wasn’t exactly live, we didn’t need to pay airfare, hotel, parking and battle for high priced tickets. In fact it cost us about $20 and 1,200 Scene Points.
Next month we could go Shakespearean and watch The Taming of the Shrew broadcast from Stratford, Ontario March 12 and 17. But we think we’ll go to London, England again and see The Hangmen, April 7, May 21.
I’d like to try ballet and opera someday but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a media I’m not sure I fully appreciate. Again we can book tickets for Sparticus performed by the Bolshoi Ballet March 6 and/or the critically acclaimed Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini for either March 20 or 30. March 10 or 20 we could enjoy a tour through a famous art exhibit, the Barnes Collection of Renoirs in Philadelphia: Renoir Revered and Reviled.
All the while eating popcorn.
If you, too, would like to sample art forms on a budget, visit Cineplex.com, search events and choose from Stage, Met Opera, Dance, In the Gallery. You can even collect scene points.