Friday, April 16, 2010

Elevator and Theatre

One of the perks of working at a university is all of the culture. There are frequent athletic events, music concerts, and theatrical productions. It's a lot of fun to take in as many of these events as possible. This semester the theatre department produced a student-written, student-directed play called The King of Hearts is Lonely.

I thought this might be a fun outing for Carina's kiddos, so they accompanied me to the play last night. First, we went to eat hamburgers and ice cream for supper. Then, since we had a little extra time, we explored the campus a bit.

Mim asked me during dinner if the building we were going to would have an elevator. Unfortunately, it does not, but there are other buildings on campus with elevators. One of them even has a glass side. I took the kids on a little tour of the building, showing them the office where I used to work and one of the classrooms where I teach.

The best feature, though, was the elevator. We rode up and down and got off at each floor to explore a bit. When we were finished, the kiddos wanted to go up the stairs. Their mother gave them permission to walk up the stairs while we waited. We heard them giggling and talking all the way up to the second floor. The elevator dinged, and the noise stopped. We wondered if they had boarded the elevator, but their mother doubted they would be brave enough. Sure enough, though, there they were when it arrived back at the first floor!

After the excitement of the elevator ride, we probably could have just gone home. However, we already had tickets to the play! The kids had never attended a play before, so this was a new experience for them. They handed their tickets to the lady at the door and we sat on the second row. Fortunately, this play was only 30 minutes and the audience got to participate. I think the kids enjoyed it, although Mim did get a little scared with all of the loud voices, painted faces, and dimly lit theatre.

Stay tuned next week for a review of The King of Hearts is Lonely by our guest blogger, Pound Fries!


Carina said...

They had a ball! It makes me wish there were more children's productions around.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

That sounds super fun! Although the elevator might scare me a little... :)