a few weekends ago i took a quick trip up to seattle to see this lovely lady in a play.
jessica martin as marianne dashwood, kjerstine anderson as elinor dashwood.
photo by alan alabastro photography
sense and sensibility, to be precise. it was a great trip and such a wonderful play. i had never read the book or seen the movie so it was a total surprise.
kjerstine anderson as elinor dashwood, jessica martin as marianne dashwood,
and aaron blakely as mr. willoughby. photo by alan alabastro photography.
very dramatic and heart-wrenching. now i'm reading it and really loving it.
i loved the design that the theatre, Book-It, used for the programs. it reminded me of these embroidered covers by jillian tamaki
i also got to hang out with the actors afterwards at a karaoke bar. i had only done karaoke at someone's house so it was quite the experience. i agonized over which songs to choose and was so nervous to perform--especially in front of professionals! i ended up choosing Dixie Chicks' "If I Fall You're Going Down With Me." it was a good choice because i knew all of the words and it was fun and upbeat. my back-up was the acoustic/glee version of Pokerface but i didn't get the chance to use it. next time!
i stayed in the Ballard area of Seattle and enjoyed walking around to all of the cute shops and restaurants. we ate lunch at a burger place that had the best fries i've had in ages. i can't remember the name but i'm sure jessie can help me out. it was such a beautiful, sunny day and i hardly recognized the city from previous trips. we even drove out to the beach and walked around. i was slightly confused as to how there could be a beach in seattle, but i was kindly reminded that there is this little body of water called puget sound. right.
the drive up was so beautiful and went by so quickly. i really should take trips like this more often. thanks for hosting me, jessie!