Last Saturday night, a friend and I trekked out to Batavia to see another friend play an over-the-top role in a melodrama (over-the-top by definition).
We were at a dinner theater production at The Clermont Inn, had a good and interesting meal, and saw two funny plays by the time dessert was over. As we were enjoying our appetizers (I appreciated the special effort the Inn made for my vegetarian self), 2 couples appeared, sat down at their tables – and then began showing us just how bad blind dates / first dates could be. We were laughing as we took a break for soup and salad, and then dinner, eating them while the actors presented more disasters, in the series of skits called “Check, Please”.
“The Great Western Melodrama” , with our friend Sheila playing a swaggering overbearing guy with a mustache (think Snidley Whiplash) played as we were enjoying dessert (bread pudding for Carol, Boston cream pie for me).
It turned out to be a treat of an evening. I’m looking forward to checking out the next productions of The Clermont Inn Players.