Shakespeare on the Common on the 29th!
posted July 21, 2015 6:27 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed July 29 at 8:00 PM, Boston Common
Boston Common, 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Shakespeare on the Common is putting on performances of King Lear until August 9th, and one of them is on Wednesday the 29th at 8:00 PM. This is the IRL post for people interested in going to see that one!
posted by Rustic Etruscan to Performance (25 comments total)

Yes, we're planning on going at some point. The only weekend shows we could make would be the 25th/26th, but we're mostly free weekdays.
posted by backseatpilot at 7:26 AM on July 21, 2015

Yes! Weeknights are better for me, too. First choices: 7/29, 8/3, 8/5, with some other dates maybe possible too. If it's the kind of thing where we'll hang out on a picnic blanket beforehand and eat stuff, I believe it's my turn to attempt THE RELISH or THE PICCALILLI or whatever it is. I think I need someone to link me to the recipe.
posted by daisyace at 6:05 AM on July 22, 2015

posted by backseatpilot at 7:06 AM on July 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by daisyace at 9:02 AM on July 22, 2015

posted by threeants at 5:46 AM on July 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

I say let's do the 29th. Changing the event now.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 8:44 PM on July 26, 2015

Possibly interested! (Wednesday isn't the best day for me)
posted by glass origami robot at 9:55 AM on July 27, 2015

Sounds great -- what do you think about the food part? Is it a chutney kind of event?
posted by daisyace at 12:37 PM on July 27, 2015

Picnic/finger foods have done well for us in years past. We usually bring a bottle of wine, as well, which we have never gotten hassled about.
posted by backseatpilot at 2:48 PM on July 27, 2015

Ok, I'm on it! Crackers, too.
posted by daisyace at 2:56 PM on July 27, 2015

Is it a chutney kind of event?

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do
posted by threeants at 4:07 PM on July 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

We'll bring some cheese and bread and other good stuff. I'm hoping to get there about 7:00 to get a good view.

If you haven't been before, the prime seating area is a picnic blanket-and-low-chairs-only zone. Taller camp chairs need to go way in the back, so don't bring those.
posted by backseatpilot at 5:46 AM on July 29, 2015

I made the chutney.

But that very first step? The one that says, "Roast peppers over gas stove, grill, or broiler until skins are completely charred"? Yeah, I messed that up by not waiting until my broiler was hot enough. So by the time they were completely charred, they were also exceedingly cooked-through. Slipping off those charred skins became an exercise in painstakingly coaxing skin and zillions of tiny seeds from fragile, slippery pepper flesh with sticky, charred-flake-coated fingers. It worked out with the bell peppers, but the hot fresnos had all but melted away inside their charred skins. So there, I was reduced to using a butter knife to scrape bits of fiery flesh off paper-thin, flaking, tearing skins. That whole time, the onions were cooking away, eventually on low as time stretched on. But! in the end, damned delicious, if I do say so myself. And very ready for pre-Shakespeare enjoyment.

So it would be really sad if it's just me and the chutney. C'mon, hit the Yes button!
posted by daisyace at 5:52 AM on July 29, 2015

(On non-preview, so happy to see it's not going to be just me and the chutney!)
posted by daisyace at 5:53 AM on July 29, 2015

Glad to hear there will be chutney! I'll bring snacks as well, though they won't be homemade. I'll try to get there around 7:30, but there's a home game at Fenway starting around that time, so I plan to arrive close to the start of the performance.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 6:35 AM on July 29, 2015

Bumping the thread in case the "maybes" haven't seen it. Hope to see you guys there!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 10:38 AM on July 29, 2015

How should we find each other? Post here when you've settled into a specific spot?
posted by daisyace at 11:57 AM on July 29, 2015

Sounds good to me!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:32 PM on July 29, 2015

Okay, heading out shortly.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 3:15 PM on July 29, 2015

Here! Figured I was killing time at the office and I might as well be staking out a spot instead. Face the tan tech shed in front of the rotunda. Look left just across the brick path from it. I have a blue chair, a blue outfit, and a blue blanket (not planned! I hang out on the green!)... And a jar of chutney.
posted by daisyace at 3:39 PM on July 29, 2015

I'm here, I grabbed some space stage right, near the intersection of the paths. Might move if something more central opens up.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:43 PM on July 29, 2015

Nope, we moved! We're to the right of the tech booth.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:55 PM on July 29, 2015

I'm on the ramp to Storrow Drive right now. Traffic was good until it was suddenly awful
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:03 PM on July 29, 2015

Thanks for coming, everyone. It was a good show!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 5:11 AM on July 30, 2015

Thanks for organizing - it was fun!
posted by daisyace at 6:14 AM on July 30, 2015

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