As mentioned in my last post, today Man-Child and I had a date to see Clue: The Musical.
We decided that we would meet at a local Irish pub for lunch prior to the show. We both really enjoy this pub and the food is always delicious. We agreed to rendezvous at noon, since this place is usually pretty packed and we assumed it would take some time to get our food, etc.
While the food WAS delicious, I was a little disappointed that on Sunday's they now only serve a brunch menu - my stomach was all set for some fish and chips - but I settled on shrimp and grits and it was yummy, but it wasn't fish and chips.
Why are a lot of restaurants only serving brunch on Sunday now? I'm assuming because it's a smaller menu that means they can get the food out faster. We had ordered, eaten and was out the door in less than an hour. Which meant that we had a little over an hour to kill before the show.
So we wandered down the street to a local bookstore to browse. Every time we go downtown, we always encounter a few eccentric people. Today was no exception. We meandered in and out of several shops, killing time. Although, quite a few of the shops were closed - which is kind of surprising considering how the city is always trying to promote downtown and there were tons of people out and about.
Around 2:00 pm we headed to the theater - I had only been to this theater once before and had forgotten how small it was - which isn't a bad thing. On the contrary, there isn't one bad seat in the place.
The show was perfection! We laughed through the entire performance. The cast was spot on and nailed their roles. I adore community theater and admire the effort that is put into each and every production. They were rewarded with a full house - not an empty seat was to be had. There was a family in front of us with some younger children. And I could feel the mother cringe during one scene that was a little risque - but hopefully that humor sailed right over their sweet heads.
If this play comes to your area, I would highly recommend that you attend; you won't be disappointed.
And, Ernie? This movie is considered a "sleeper" in that it bombed in the theaters but developed a cult following after it was released to video. I also just discovered that there is also a series of children's books based on the movie.