The Watch They Keep


My husband and I enjoyed some more theater this past weekend. We saw the world premiere of a new play written by a local writer. The Watch They Keep centered on a family whose matriarch has descended into the depths of Alzheimer's and the toll it takes on the family. It was well-written with both serious and light-hearted moments. I hope it will be seen outside of Mississippi soon!

12 comments:

Jim Klenke said...

We have a small theater in Terrell that puts on original plays. I keep saying I am going to go, but I havent gone yet.

B SQUARED said...

So many families are touched by this tragedy. The play should have a wide audience.

Kate said...

Good theatre is essential to the cultural life of any community. This play is important today!

Lois said...

Sounds good!

Hilda said...

I'm glad the writer put in some light-hearted moments. Otherwise, it might have been too painful.

VP said...

I can't say of the play, I trust you, but the picture is great. I hope the light-hearted moments are enough!

brian stout said...

Sounds like some good material! Its strange to have a loved on not recognize you after so long..

cieldequimper said...

J'aime bien les éléments sur la scène. Je suppose qu'il faut pas mal de doigté pour traiter du délicat sujet de cette fabuleuse maladie qui guette tant d'entre nous...

Lily Hydrangea said...

This sounds like an interesting story & the set is really well done too.

Jacob said...

Ah, yes, you used the D3000, right? Great lighting and color in this shot and it's tack-sharp!

The play, I dunno. But you did mention light-hearted moments. The older I get the less I want to hear about "heavy-hearted" moments.

Halcyon said...

Jacob: I did use my D3000! And there were quite a few funny moments in the play. It moved you, but without being maudlin.

uncertainhorizon said...

It sounds like a play I could relate to, as I watched my great-grandmother decend into the depths.