GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Hold On To Your Seat" (Event #24)

...that's what Corey said.  He and Danielle had never been to a theater before except to see the Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker performance at the Fox while they where in high school.  Well, now they have been to Marietta's Theatre in the Square along with me and some other friends to see The Woman in Black.  In my prelude to this performance, I mentioned that the two of them liked to watch horror movies on TV... well, Danielle does.  Neither Corey nor I like horror movies. Both of them enjoyed the tension and suspense that defined this live performance, though.  They remarked about how connected they felt to the action and how much their imaginations took off with all of the elements (like the sound design) used to transport us to a lonely bog of decades ago.  The action was all around us, not on some two dimensional surface in a box.

Now, here is what one of my other friends had to say about our outing:
I live in Marietta and always wanted to attend a production at Theatre in the Square. It took keif to finally get me there. Let me say that the Theatre is a cozy, intimate setting. Also as a Marietta resident don't be discouraged by the lack of easy parking in the area. This just means you need to get there a little bit earlier!

Now to the production of  The Woman in Black. Loved it. The intimacy of the space enhanced all the sound effects. Even the train passing through the square added to the tension in the play. The two actors, Gil Brady and David Milford, were awesome. I would really like to hear Mr. Milford's "normal" speaking voice. Watching the play and meeting keif's friends who are having a new theater experience reminded me of my first live theater experience. It was Death Trap, another thriller.
For dinner before the show, we all met up at the Big Chicken (it's a KFC).

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