We went to the harbor theater tonight and saw The Mistakes Madeline Made
. Boy, have we been missing out. These shows have now made it to the things-we-must-do-while-on-the-Cape list. The place is small, but the seats were exactly like a movie theater. A seven-row movie theater, but still, unexpected. Husband bought us front row seats, which turned out to be far less excruciating than I feared. Felt a bit strange to have the main character sobbing about six inches from your feet, but that was about the extent of my pain. Play was funny, acting was great, and for thirty bucks a pop, the prices can't be beat. We had a much better time than when we took in Spamalot. Think I'll stick to small productions from now on. Also was most grateful that actors were as good as they were. I hate having to sit through "I Can Do That!"-type performances. Think we'd become friends of W.H.A.T.
even if it meant we wouldn't get a cool sticker in return.
After the show, we headed over to the Harbor Freeze, though I'm pretty sure I'm dating myself. Place hasn't been called that in many years, but it beats me what its new(ish) name is. We waited forever for a little soft serve, but had a little excitement thrown in when someone behind us said, "Ooh, that's Wallace Shawn
from The Princess Bride." We looked over, and sure enough, there was Wallace heself, strolling around the Freeze. Kind of stood out, because everyone else wore shorts and t-shirts, and he was all decked out in black with this long striped scarf hanging around his neck, looking very much the Ac-tor. And he walked so slowly, with such little purpose, staring and smiling at the people on line, it seemed he wanted to be recognized. A woman ahead of us asked who he was again, and I described his character in PB, and she had a vague recollection. Has he been in anything else, she wanted to know, but all I could come up with was Manhattan and My Dinner with Andre, and if she couldn't remember The Princess Bride, there was no way she'd seen the others. Finally, I gave up and said, "He's been in everything. You've definitely seen him." Anyway, that was kind of neat. I've lost count on our Brush with Greatness, Cape Cod division, but I know he's at least the third famous person we've gawked at up here.
Um, what else? Sign on the house we bid on now says "Sale Pending". We called our realtor and told her. She said not to worry about it, that it just meant the sellers were done showing the house. She'll let us know tomorrow where we stand. Honestly, we were a little relieved when we thought we'd missed it. Big commitments are scary, scary.
Ooh, and I think ODD is back up. Hooray!!