On Saturday afternoon Bob and I and two other couples (who we met through Greenville Newcomers) went to see Thomas Jefferson at a Chautaugua event. This is interactive theater with “History that won’t stay in the book”.
I know last summer the Chautaugua had many events near Greenville but life got complicated and we could not attend.
There were about 500 people of all ages at the performance with a repeat performance later in the day. The Thomas Jefferson actor is supposed to be the best in the country and performs at old Williamsburg. His name is Bill Barker. My knowledge of history is not good, but getting better, and for no particular reason I have focused more on SC and Civil War history so it was a new history about the founding of our country when Mr. Jefferson talked about George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams etc. He was a great performer and stayed in character so well. The setting was a conversation while he was posing for a portrait by the great portrait artist of that time Charles Wilson Peale. This summer they have events with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Emily Dickinson and Dr. Seuss. I hope we can attend at least a couple of these events.
After the performance the six of us had a delicious Thai dinner at Lemon Grass. Of course the performance and food were wonderful but the real power of the day was getting to know two wonderful couples (that live close to us) even better.
We have friends we can do stuff with! How great is that?