Happy Summer Solstice. (Hide the Children.)
Broadway lovers, it’s that most theatrical day of the year: the Summer Solstice! From Shakespeare to Strindberg, Sondheim (via Bergman) to indie gay filmmakers, writers have long found the longest day of the year to be the perfect setting for magic, drama and romance. Perhaps it’s something about perpetual twilight? (The golden light, not the vampire books.)
And who better to capture the madcap, sexual ambiguity of a summer bacchanal than elementary school children. Performing Shakespeare. With television’s Valerie Mahaffey. Uh, yeah.
You don’t have to thank me.