When I performed in plays in high school, we would sometimes be reviewed by the local paper, but today I have the privilege of publishing my own review of a production. The opportunity came to me in the form of a costumed Boy #1 and Boy #2, along with a costumed Beautiful Wife, visiting the office troll in his cave to perform a scene from “Christopher Columbus at the Court of Spain.”
In short, I will say that Queen Isabella (played by Beautiful Wife) was a knockout (she should get more roles), Christopher Columbus (played by Boy #1) communicated inspiring conviction, and Don Gomez (played by Boy #2) was well portrayed as a fiery skeptic. The costume department deserves many kudos for their creative use of bathroom towels as royal adornment.
I was a bit surprised when Columbus began assaulting Don Gomez with kicks to the stomach, and right in front of Queen Isabella at that, but as a mathmatician turned theater critic I may be weak on my knowledge of important historical detail. (And since when have artists let historical accuracy interfere with quality entertainment, anyway?)
Really, bravo! I hope my cave will see many future performances of such quality and caliber. 🙂