Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities

My husband is kind of a big deal. Last night, the CEO of his company had something come up in lieu of his attending "A Tale of Two Cities" at the Hale Center Theater. So, lucky us, we went in his place.

Photo Credit: Hale Center Theater Website

Suddenly the law retreats and banquets I attended as a child became more than a fond memory, they became a learning experience. I realized Thursday that I am grateful not just for the endless chocolate covered strawberries I consumed as a child, but for learning how to eat a chocolate covered strawberry with class. It was up to me to impress the big businessmen and connect with their wives. To look in their eyes, and give them a firm handshake. To use an elevated vocabulary and discuss goals and revenue. Well, mostly that was Scott...

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We went on a backstage tour to learn about the stage and the costumes (7 full time seamstresses!!!) and building the props. It was pretty impressive. Then we were handed embossed envelopes with tickets and even "VIP" vouchers for concessions at intermission.

Yeah, posh.

Photo Credit: SLC Tribune

The event was better than the play itself. Let's just say the play moves only a bit faster than the book does. The singing, costumes and stage were very cool. I LOVE going to theater in the round. There's not a bad seat in the house!

I'm glad we could go on such short notice, and I'm really glad I happened to wear my best slacks to work that day. You never know when One on One will throw an event our way!
(I had my camera with me at the play, but it was totally out of battery! I tried every trick I usually use to get 1 last photo out of it, but it didn't work. Good thing for Google.)

1 comment:

Shawna said...

That was my favorite book in high school! I'm sure you impressed all with your strawberry finesse and glittering conversation.