In 2006 I traveled to London for what would become a regular ritual for me: cramming
in lots of plays in a short period of time. I was in London for only four short days,
but was going to see seven plays. On that trip, I bought balcony tickets for See
How They Run, a rather obscure play about which I knew very little. I was pleasantly
surprised to be upgraded to the orchestra level because ticket sales were slow, so
now I found myself seven rows from the stage. The play was set shortly after WWII,
and I couldn't help but notice the number of "mature" ladies who bobbed their head
in time and knew all the words to the pre-show music. It reminded me of my Mom and
her singing friends, and that filled me with a warm feeling.
I had no idea of the riotous farce I was about to see. I laughed till my sides hurt,
and I knew this play needed to be performed at IPAL. This would not be the first
play from London that I brought to New Iberia--The Woman in Black holds that distinction--and
I doubt it will be the last. Though not as well known as some other farces, it ranks
up there with the best of them. Please enjoy this delightful transplant from across
the pond, and be sure to buy season tickets for next year.