My oldest daughter, Maggie, is in love with anything that involves Pride and Prejudice. She has read the book many times and seen all the movies and is working through anything even remotely related. One of the local high school's drama club was performing Pride and Prejudice so, against my better judgement, my friend (even more obsessed with P&P than Maggie) and I took MJ to the show.
I lowered all my expectations, mainly because I have been to many high school productions and they can be pretty sketchy. I thought a high school performance of P&P could be an absolute abomination. It surprised me. The men's roles were cast very well and all the young women did a great job as well, especially Elizabeth Bennett. Mr. Bennett was Asian and had these fantastic glued-on mutton chops. He really played up the humor, and made me laugh.
It was so much fun- going with my friend Melissa helped, as she is like me and has a humorous commentary for everything. MJ loved it as well and to sound like one of those Visa commercials:
Time 2 hours
The joy on Maggie's face- Priceless.