Stratford Year 3
Friday June 8th This is our first year driving from Ottawa. It's a long way. We finally arrived at The Lilly Pad B&B. It's a beautiful house, but I prefer a less talkative host. We saw Othello in the Tom Patterson Theatre this evening. I wasn't fond of it. Iago was superb, but I didn't like Othello's delivery. Professional Shakespeare should be easy to understand, but Othello's dialogue kept blurring to noise for me.
Saturday June 9th I'm still on a bent to see every B&B in town, so we move after breakfast today. Embarrassingly our second destination happens to have an adjacent back yard to the Lilly Pad. Both hosts dragged it out of me. Acrylic Dreams B&B isn't bad, but both the house and host just aren't my style. Saw To Kill A Mockingbird at the Avon. Stunning performance. This was my first time in the Avon and it's a standard flat stage, which is not my preference. I think the Avon performance cater to a more Niagara-On-The-Lake crowd, and I'll probably avoid it.
Sunday June 10th Saw King Lear this afternoon. It was very long. Then we drove straight to Ottawa, which was even longer. Arrived so burned out that I can barely remember the performance. We won't be stacking a show and a long drive like this again.