Wednesday, July 18, 2012

By C. LaRene Hall

I appologize. I have been gone more this summer than I have been home.

Last week I was at the opening of My Fair Lady in Logan, Utah, on Friday evening. I also saw Tosca, Kiss Me Kate, and Faust while there.  As you probably know because of the quality of the shows they do - it was amazing. I can honestly say, My Fair Lady is one of the best plays I've seen for a while.

While there I pondered about writing such a production. Never in my wildest dreams could I even picture myself doing such a thing. The writer was great.

Now this makes me wonder - Do I not dream big enough. Did that writer start out knowing he could write such a play or did it just happen? Nothing like this just happens. It had to have taken years to write. Being a playwriter has to take special skills beyond that of writing a novel. I think I'll just stick to tring to write the way I know how and leave the play writing to someone with more kowledge and skill than I have.

Anyway, if you get a chance to see this great play you probably want to take that rare opportunity because it was well done and worth the time and dollars.

1 comment:

Weaver said...

I know what you mean. Now that I'm learning what's involved in writing a book, it makes me feel bad how quick I blow through some books.