Hello all :) I hope your weekend was as good as mine!
Although usually I spend most of my weekend finishing homework, this weekend I had the chance to attend a play in the Cultural Art Center building at the TP/SS campus.
The production, "Hercules in Russia," is the story of a young black man, who after being the victim of racism in America right after the Civil War, decides to move to Russia where he lands a job as the guard of the royal family.
There, he becomes friends with the Grand Duchess Tatiana, a teenager trying to figure the world she lives in and who keeps trying to grow up faster in an already messed up world. The play takes place in St. Petersburg before and during the Russian Revolution, and Hercules find himself listening to what a young revolutionary man named Lev has to say about the Russian government and his beloved royal family. He also has to face the demons of his past, specially the death of his true love Sunday.
It was an amazing production! I enjoyed every second of the 100 minutes the play lasted!
It's probably one of the best plays I've attended in the last years. (I usually go at least to one play every semester since I started attending MC) The quality of the acting and the script was outstanding, and even though the decor and lighting were simple, they added extra realism to the play.
The best thing was that MC students pay special prices to attend these events, so I only had to pay 5$ (although I would have paid more if I've had knew the quality of the play!) which is pretty great considering the recession we are in right now.
Attending the play was required for my speech class, but like I said, it was worth it. If you haven't see it yet, I recommend you to go this weekend (last weekend actually.) It's an amazing play :)