Yesterday I could hardly contain myself! My boyfriend and I were going to American Players Theater to see Pride and Prejudice! Due to the performance starting at a late hour, we didn't even have to leave town until 5:45pm. I was rather restless all day.
In the morning my boyfriend and I went for a trail run. We went on the same path for the same distance as the first ever run we went on! I've improved significantly over the last 20 runs! When we got back to town we decided to try out the coffee at our town's brand new Dunkin Donuts place. We ordered a latte lite with a mocha swirl. It was super delish!
Once we parted ways until the evening I tried drawing, pilates, and reading, but quickly got bored with all of them. I just wanted to get to the theater! Eventually I sat out on the swing in our backyard and tried to tan. I've never been very successful due to a mixture of genetics and a religious application of sunscreen. Do my legs look any tanner?? (Uhh, nooo...T.T)
Once 4 o' clock came around I couldn't take it any longer! I began overpacking a whole bunch of stuff just in case we might need it. I filled up a giant water bottle and brewed coffee (we wouldn't end up getting home until after 1am) and packed some snacks, sweatshirts, a fuzzy blanket, and bugspray. I got to use both of my new bags that I received as graduation presents :)
My boyfriend picked me up at 5pm to eat a quick dinner at his house before setting off on the road! We blasted 80's pop and rock the entire way, singing whenever we knew enough of the words to belt them out! We passed through all sorts of small, scenic towns on the way to Spring Green. We went through Black Earth...
Those little towns and the roads connecting them had gorgeous rolling hills and farmland all around. I keep telling myself I want to get out and explore the beauty of the world, but my first stop can be a trip around my home state of Wisconsin! I never realized until I started taking more photos that it's beautiful right where I am!
We arrived in Spring Green at 7:15pm. The road up to the theater went through a golf course that had a crossing warning telling us to look out for turtles! I love turtles!!
We went to the ticket stand and picked up our reserved tickets before heading up the trail!
The theater is this way...
Before the fork in the trail were several picnic grounds. We didn't bring anything more than snacks so we didn't use them, but lots of other people did! Some people got so fancy as to bring tablecloths and eat out of sleek black take-out boxes while drinking wine! Faaaaaaancy!!
Pride and Prejudice was being performed at the Up-The-Hill-Theater.
We picked up a small playbook on our way there.
Awesome trail photos! The pathway was very beautiful.
We stopped a concession stand before going to our seats. Outside food, while great for the picnic areas, is prohibited in the theater. Concessions are A-Okay though, so we bought a bottle of water and a bag of dark chocolate covered espresso beans. Chocolate covered coffee is delish!
Here's the outdoor theater! The set at APT is kept minimal to allow viewers to focus on the awesome acting and to keep the show moving (since there are basically no scene changes).
I have to say the performance way exceeded my expectations!! I am not a fan of Jane Austen and went to this show because my boyfriend wanted to and he was the one generously paying for the tickets. I was superbly pleasantly surprised! The acting was phenomenal and kept us engaged the entire time! The actors efforts certainly make or break a show, and these ones did a fantastic job!
It was very late by the time the show let out. There was a mad dash in the parking lot and we ended up leaving the theater grounds at about 11:30pm and made it home by 1am. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and I highly recommend that everyone visit American Players Theater at least once.
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!