I could have watched the vice-presidential debate last night. No, I take that back. I couldn't have. Mentally, I'm done with this election. It will be good to be out of the country for eight or nine of the remaining days before 6 November.
And there are other ways of escaping besides fleeing the country. How about theater and more theater? Maybe a movie or two squeezed in there somewhere?
I've been seeing the Christopher Hampton plays currently being staged at the Guthrie Theater, and I will say more about them after I see the third one tomorrow.
Last night and tonight, however, are musical-theater escapes. The Mixed Blood, a local Minneapolis theater company, is doing Next to Normal, and James, Emma and I went last night and loved it. Good music and voices with a gripping story about a family dealing with mental illness. The Mixed Blood does good stuff: check it out sometime.
Tonight, Jerry and I are going to the Broadway-touring production of Billy Elliot over in St. Paul at the Ordway. Looking forward to that. We saw the non-musical movie Billy Elliot and thought it was great (see my post from 7.19.12). Now we'll get that story with Elton John music.