Sunday, May 8, 2011

Do You Know Where Your Children Are - 3

No-children ## 2 & 3 were in a sterling performance this weekend of that rousing tale of daring-do set in revolutionary France, and England.  What a story.  What heroism.  What pathos.  Noman would post a video, but his iPhone's Achilles heel is that videos don't cooperate when one tries to post them.  Take Noman's word for it, this was a great show put on by the Home School Connection--one of the several home-school cooperatives in Ann Arbor.

Who says that home-schoolers don't get sufficiently socialized?  Leftist ideologues hell bent on keeping the public schools' clutch on the public purse, that's who.  

Only a "school" free from the grip of political correctness would take on this story in the first place.  A daring English nobleman takes up the cause of freeing French aristocrats destined to have their necks kissed by Madame Guillotine.   Baroness Orczy's version of events in France rips the facade off the romantic notion of liberte-egalite-fraternite-seeking Frenchmen breaking a few eggs in order to make a glorious omelette.  There are a couple of phenomenal numbers in the musical, and at least one star was born in this performance.  All in all, a good time was had, especially by the players, who learned a little history while they were at it.

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