Wednesday, 11 July 2012

O.O.T.D. His Girl Friday - Opening Weekend pt.2

This past Saturday was the culmination of The Shaw Festival's second round of openings.  I had the pleasure of attending the opening for the short lunchtime show Trouble in Tahiti, and the evening opening performance of His Girl Friday.
Naturally, with such a busy day, I didn't manage to get any snaps of my afternoon outfit to Trouble in Tahiti (that's right, 2 outfits in 1 day.  Why? Because I like to be fancy and stuff like that) but I made a point to capture the evenings ensemble. Well, my trusty photographer (though not by trade) boyfriend E was in charge of the actual camera operation.

I always make faces this cool. Always.
See? So cool.  Ice cold.

The Deets:
Top: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Thrifted Vintage, handmade!
Shoes: Seychelles
Bangle: Vintage, gift from Mum

His Girl Friday was great.  If you aren't familiar with the show, it's a combination of the play The Front Page, and the film adaptation of the play, named His Girl Friday.  I knew that  the author of this version, John Guare was in town to see the Shaw production (not a common occurence around these parts, most of the playwrights whose work is produced here are long dead), but sadly I found out later he had gone to a mid week production instead of the opening.  Quite the bummer, E was hoping to meet him, since a role in one of Guare's other plays had inspired him to act professionally.  We managed to have a pleasant evening despite this, however!

I loved the breakneck pace of His Girl Friday, which I think was necessary to match the razor wit of Hildy Johnson, and the boys in the press room.  The near constant slamming of doors in earnest unsuspecting faces gave the show a farcical flavour, with some moments feeling downright cartoonish (and I say that fondly.  Moments out of a Betty Boop reel), the show was accompanied by a full bellied laugh track courtesy of the audience. Definitely a fun night out!



  1. Sounds like a great time. And I love this outfit, super cute!

    1. Thanks Amanda! I really do love attending the opening functions for the season. One of the great perks about working in repertory theatre is that I get to have weekends like this 3 times over the course of the summer. It's pretty rad!
      Thanks for stopping by the blog! It's still awful young, but I have great plans so I hope you'll stop by again!

  2. Very cute outfit- love that skirt and bonus that it's vintage & handmade! You are so right about not being able to take too many photos, I always need a ton to find a few usable ones :) I loved your comment on Amy Morby's blog today and that's how I found you!

    1. Thanks Lisa! I was really pumped when I saw the seam work on the skirt, someone really put a lot of love into it. Plus it's the greatest pylon orange, how could I say no?
      I'm glad you found your way over here. Amy is one of my favourite bloggers, because her content varies so greatly and she is so thoughtful about the messages she promotes. Her blog was a great inspiration to me in starting a blog of my own and redeveloping my online voice after years of sticking to boring old facebook.

      Also I find it pretty amazing that you play the accordion. I've got a real soft spot for that sound. It can just totally transport me to Europe, so lovely!!

  3. I love your outfit!! I love the polka dots with the bright colored skirt, very fun! I love when I have somewhere to go that I can dress up for, it makes me almost as excited as I am for the event itself!

    1. Thank you Heidi! I'll admit, one of the things I love most about getting to go to all of the openings is getting to get all dressed up for them! To me, theatre is something I always like to put some effort into my appearance for, it makes it feel so much more special than just going to the movies.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!


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