"we went to the theatre yesterday, a matinee performance of Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham. It's been a while since I have seen a live performance, even though we live in Niagara-on-the-Lake, home to The Shaw Festival each year. The theatre, The Royal George, is old-school, small, decorous, large seats, wonderful. The performance was polished and entertaining. Sets and costume spectacular. I knew the story, it's been around for quite some time, mostly about vacuous society both British and American. About how badly people can behave when they have too much money, too much time and no reason-to-be. Although written almost one hundred years ago, one could have replaced "Society" with "Celebrity" and it would have been entirely present-day. Astonishing how little we change.
I'm very happy Spring is finally dipping her toe in the water here today."JP