Shakespeare in the Park (Boston Meetup) July 14, 2007 11:59 AM   Subscribe

Anybody want to go to Shakespeare in the Park's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common? I propose any of these times: Friday, July 27 @ 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 28 @ 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 28 @ 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 29 @ 7:00 p.m. Approximate running time for each performance is 2 1/2 hours. We'd probably want to meet early to find each other, and get good seats.
posted by joannemerriam to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:59 AM (11 comments total)

Oh my yes. Guessing about the temperature, I think I'd vote for an evening show. But schedulewise any would be fine.
posted by grobstein at 1:36 PM on July 14, 2007

Unfortunately I'm uncultured swine, but if enough other people are going, I'd be down.
posted by Ryvar at 7:02 PM on July 14, 2007

Anybody who has gone before have any suggestions on how far ahead you need to arrive for good seats? Is an hour okay?
posted by joannemerriam at 8:25 AM on July 15, 2007

Gah! This would totally be my thing, but I'm in NY this summer. Same time next year? :(
posted by danb at 6:22 PM on July 15, 2007

I vote for the evening of July 26, since I'm in Boston for an Internet doctoral seminar which is doing an outing to it that night. :)
posted by aaronetc at 6:56 AM on July 16, 2007

I'd suggest an evening show - Saturday 28 or Sunday 29 would be my preferences. I've been almost every year since I moved to Boston, and it's a great experience, even if you dont enjoy Shakespeare.
If we're going to be a big group, I would suggest showing up at least an hour early for a weekend show.

Would anyone be interested in doing a potluck picnic? Nothing fancy - bread/cheese, olives, chips and dip, that sort of thing...
posted by darsh at 1:33 PM on July 16, 2007

I might come if it's on Sunday the 29th, but I won't know for sure until that day, because I'll be out of town for the weekend, and I'm not sure what time we'll be coming back. If I do make it, I like the idea of a simple potluck.
posted by daisyace at 4:59 PM on July 16, 2007

An hour is probably good for ok seats -- not great, but not out on the sidewalk. Any of the times is fine for me, and I'd bring food.
posted by nonane at 5:30 PM on July 16, 2007

So it sounds like evenings are better for most.

I would prefer Saturday night - how about we meet at 6:30 someplace close-by (people actually from Boston, can you suggest a place?) so we can find a spot to sit around 6:45 - 7 ish.
posted by joannemerriam at 5:35 PM on July 16, 2007

Or, preview is a good idea... nonane, is an hour and a half better? Meet at 6, leave 1/2 hr for stragglers, and then find seats at 6:30? (I am assuming that finding each other in the crowd itself would be problematic.)
posted by joannemerriam at 5:36 PM on July 16, 2007

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