Saturday, August 26, 2006
"London Assurance", Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON
Elopements, duels, disguise, deception -- it all adds up to an utterly delicious romp.Aging roué Sir Harcourt Courtly seeks to marry 18-year old heiress Grace Harkaway, little realizing he has a rival in his own son, Charles. Riotous comedy ensues as Charles and his accomplice, Dazzle, enlist Grace’s cousin, the high-spirited Lady Gay Spanker, to help them in an elaborate game of deception.
As usual, we had a lovely train ride to Stratford. We had lunch at Sid's which is right across the street from the Avon Theatre.
Gord enjoyed this play ... I didn't. I thought it was really boring and couldn't wait for it to end. People in the audience were laughing hysterically ... I don't know why.
After the play we walked around downtown Stratford for a bit before settling in at Bentley's for a couple drinks and nachos.