Let me recommend to you an event that runs through June 17th. It takes you outside in the evening, provides you and the kids with some culture. And it costs you nothing–except a well-deserved free will donation.
It’s Collaborative Arts’ production of “As You Like It”, the Shakespeare chesnut that is presented with an updated southern twang.
The shows start just as the summer temperatures relent–7:30 PM. They are at the Green next to the Ratcliffe building, next to Wachovia. There is also a 3 PM show on June 17th.
Shameless disclosure: WFAE is a media partner of the series, we had a station display tent on site last Saturday night, and the Collaborative people said nice things about us (which influences our mindset immensely). Find out all the show details here.
What captured me is the “gentleness” of the event. The crowd was part Date Night, part families with toddlers. The kids were engrossed in the dialogue, even though it was written about 500 years ago.
In my not-so-humble opinion, this play–under the lights and under the stars–is an example of what we’re trying to do as we “build community” in Charlotte. I hope you and your loved ones give it a try in its remaining days.