This past week has been a little crazy. School's been a little crazy, mostly because it's the end of the month and I'm trying to make all my unit projections which hasn't been as successful as I would've liked. This lack of units however is partially due to my unusually busy social life this week.
On Thursday a few friends and I had to take advantage of one of our houses being parent-free for the weekend, so we had a small girl’s night! This mostly involved kicking Shannon's boyfriend out; after all it was a girl’s night, dancing, and other such riff raff and shenanigans.
Then Friday was my good friend Jesse's 18th birthday, so of course we had to celebrate. Unfortunately due to my not being 18 yet, I couldn't accompany Jesse to the bar on Friday, so to make up for it I took her to Architecting at Theatre Junction on Saturday. It was amazing. The plot was a bit confusing, but I have come to expect this from contemporary theater. The technical aspects were all amazing though. What I found most appealing about this show was all the different mediums used. This piece had aspects of classic theatre, movement, film and music. Architecting had numerous settings including post-Katrina New Orleans, a remote gas station, road trips and a modern day Hollywood set of Gone with the Wind. It explored themes of how humans react as the world changes around them. I enjoyed that they used characters and the author of Gone with the Wind as characters in the show; although I’ve never read this book or seen the entire movie, I found it a very effective vehicle for their message.
If you should find Architecting showing anywhere near you, I highly suggest going to see it.