One of the benefits of having married a theater major is that I get to see a lot of live theater. She insists. And I happily go along.
We returned earlier tonight from a fun performance of Guys and Dolls at the Hale Center Theater, in Orem. On Friday night, we attended an excellent production of Ragtime at the Hale Centre Theatre — note the difference in spelling — in West Valley City.
My history with the Hale family’s theaters actually began, though, long before I met my wife. I sometimes took dates to their Glendale Centre Theatre while I was still in high school in Southern California.
I’ve always loved live theater — it’s a very different experience than film — and also believe in supporting it. I encourage others to enjoy it, too.
And someday, perhaps, I’ll tell about my own very brief high school dramatic career, and about my even briefer experience as a thespian at the United States Embassy in Cairo. (I may have related that story before. But, if I’m not sure, it’s even more likely that you’ve forgotten. So why not?)