u ever just get pissed off that all the marauders were in gryffindor?? or is that like? just me?
like a lot of times i wish i really wish sirius was in slytherin like the rest of his family and overcame the family name. but lets be real he’s more loyal than ambitious, “I WOULD HAVE DIED”. so like stick him in hufflepuff [can you imagine his mother’s face upon hearing that news?]. put peter and his love of those in power and wanting to rise along side them in slytherin. put remus in ravenclaw for the most obvious reasons okay. and leave james, who tried to hold off the dark lord sans wand to give his wife and child a chance to live, in gryffindor.
suddenly you’ve got someone in each house, a view of each house. like whatever this is probably asking a lot since we’re obviously supposed to demonize slytherin or whatever. bUT i always wanted more house diversity in the group u kno. can u imagine them all sneaking in and out of different house common areas. waking up in the wrong ones like ‘oh shit not again’. ravenclaw and puff house members thinking remus and sirius were the cutest couple yet to realize they were a couple.
Oh geez, that’s disappointing but thanks for letting me know! I might end up going anyway because my bus is supposed to arrive pretty early and it’ll be a way for me to kill time, but I’m glad I was warned.
What parts about the lecture were so inaccurate might I ask?
OH GOSH OH DEAR
I hate having to say bad things about the Dallas crew at ALL because it was SUCH a good show. But. Argh.
The thing about the lecture was that it was, like…a super condensed version of standard popculture Frev history, and then an EVEN MORE CONDENSED discussion—MENTION, really— of early 19th history, with JUST enough facts to make it seem glossy-true if you don’t know more.
Like, you know, the “Let the eat cake” line was talked about like it was actually a Thing That Happened, when “Marie Antoinette never actually said that” is like one of the fundamental truths of Frev History, it may be the ONLY thing everyone agrees on (besides Saint-Just having been hot)
and Robespierre really WAS Chairman of the Committee for Public Safety but it was a committee as the name may indicate so saying HE was solely responsible for its actions is already a bit Not Okay and then saying he sent 40,000 people to the guillotine to scare the rest of France into behaving is
that’s not true Even if you’re going to dismiss the reasons for the terror with an eyeroll as “for SOME reason” instead of like noticing that there were foreign powers wanting to invade and internal factions and civil war and all IT’S STILL JUST NOT TRUE
then there was a sort of skipping of Napoleon
and like there was a throwaway mention that the barricades had gone up in July 1830 BUT NO MENTION OF THEM ACTUALLY DEPOSING THE KING AT THE TIME THAT IS KIND OF IMPORTANT IF YOU’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HISTORICAL CONTEXT
and then saying the barricades changed *nothing* and no one even noticed, like, I AM PRETTY SURE SOME PEOPLE NOTICED, it did in fact matter in political dialogue A BIT
so STUFF LIKE THAT, it is hard for me to cite every bit of wrongness because the Red Haze of Nerd Rage descended on me ‘round about the whole “Robespierre the Evil Tyrant” moment but it…it was not good. It was kind of a painful glimpse into what a well-meaning person starting to research on their own finds on the period, though, since he’d DONE some reading, *he was checking a book while he spoke*. So once again ALL MY THANKS TO FANDOM FOR HELPING ME LEARN, the history side of this fandom and the Frev Peeps are FANTASTIC.
(for more on the barricades and the political unrest in the 1820s-1830s check the tags Les Misereference, Actual Barricades, Charles Jeanne, The Lallemand Thing, Barricade Day just THIS BLOG IN GENERAL, for more on the French Revolution check, conveniently, the tag FRENCH REVOLUTION)
guys this super cute black girl came in my store with big, beautiful, natural hair and she was showing off her new red dress and i told her “you look so beautiful, just like annie!” and she and her mom didn’t know about the new movie coming out so i showed her the trailer and she said “mommy she looks just like me!” and her smile was so fucking huge
Does anyone on here know if there’s any kind of stagedoor-type thing for Les Mis Dallas? I’m going to the show in 8 days and I know actors in community productions sometimes chill in the lobby to sign programs after the show but do they do that for this production? If…
No that was plenty helpful I didn’t even know there was a post-show q&a! Thank you so much!!
my ticket says if I show up an hour early I get to attend a free lecture about the show, is that the same thing as the q&a (like do you think it’s been moved to before the show instead of afterward?) or is that a separate thing?
Thanks for your help!!
No, they’re totally different things! The lecture beforehand is from Hassan El-Amin (the Bishop) and is an attempt to give some historical context to the play. It—it’s an attempt. He’s very enthusiastic. He’s read about the Bishop, and it totally shows in his performance! The lecture is based on…some reading? *sweats with the effort of being polite about this* *cracks* IT’S TOTALLY WRONG IT’S SUPER WRONG for the love of all things historical DON’T PUT YOURSELF THROUGH THAT, you want context, I can GET you context, SO MUCH context, it’s what we’re here for right, *FANDOM HAS BETTER SOURCES*.
uh I mean I wouldn’t recommend the before-show lecture. But the POST-show Q&A is an interview with a lot of different actors—sort of whoever shows up, we wound up getting to talk to a large portion of the cast!— with the audience free to ask questions. I learned a lot about how the show is usually put together from actors who’ve done the standard staging, and how it was different this time. Lots of fun, and probably even more if you’re a real theater person and know more about what to ask! And the cast is chatty after, too. :)
Good luck, and I hope you have a great time!
This makes me more curious than ever about the preshow. Like, now I HAVE to go.
I have noticed recently that I’ve been having some very weird nightmares. And frequently - like, three in the last week or so. On the plus side, I haven’t had any sleep paralysis for like a month! But it’s also starting to feel like the tradeoff is either the sleep paralysis or the nightmares, and it’s getting a bit frustrating. :/ And they’re not even nightmares that sound horrible in the daytime, you know? Like last night, I was trapped in some horrifying death-maze filled with craft supplies. I got lost and separated from my class because a disembodied voice told me not to trust them, or something. And I met up with two other girls and we all held hands and tried to get out together. The walls kept closing in. I think Lydia Martin was there. She had been killed by a golden arrow that never missed a mark. And I think her ghost was still around, hiding in some room. I honestly don’t know but it was like a kind of slow-simmer horror dressed in neon tulle sort of aesthetic.
The other two I remember as of now are like, the one about Dallas, theatre, and prostitution and the one about lugging Derek Hale’s bleeding body to a hospital three towns away on foot with a friend as we were being pursued by something. I honestly don’t know. We stopped for a midnight snack in the middle of nowhere for no discernible reason.