Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Spring Break in Nashville (con't)

The night before I left Nashville, I attended the Opening Night of University School of Nashville's (USN) stellar production of Neil Simon's, Brighton Beach Memoirs

Miss H is the eldest of LS's (Little Sister) three daughters.   She is an active member of USN's High School Student Theatre Guild and holds the position of Guild Secretary.  The USN Student Theatre Guild is solely student run, from Freshmen to Seniors all dedicated to promoting theatre with student produced plays throughout the school year. 

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a two act play that takes place in one set designed and constructed by Miss H's fellow Guild members.  The play consisted of seven cast members.  Set in Brighton Beach, NY in 1937 an extended family play out rising tensions induced by grief, cramped living space and loss of income.


Miss H did a wonderful job portraying Nora Morton, the teenage daughter of a widowed mother, living in her aunt and uncle's home.   Nora grabbles with feelings of displacement, an interloper with no privacy in the cramped living space.  She expresses all the angst of a young woman frustrated by her mother's lack of ingenuity and strength of character to forge a life and find a place to call their own.



Miss H is a graduating Senior and the week I spent in Nashville was a week froth with nervous tension for her.  This performance in Brighton Beach Memoirs was her last in USN and she was anxiously waiting for replies to her University applications.  She received many acceptance letters, but it wasn't until the day after I left she received the ONE.   Acceptance into the University of her dreams. 

The World is your Oyster Miss H.  Go out there and grab it!

17 comments:

Karen Walker said...

I have really enjoyed your Nashville series, Ann. Thanks for sharing these tidbits of your family vacation.
Karen

Anne K. Albert said...

Makes me want to visit Nashville...SOON!

Robyn Campbell said...

Ann, I loved reading about your Nashville eXploits. I think we will go in the fall. Sounds and looks like a great city. :0)

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwwww Ann!!! Your neices are amazing, all of them!!!! Yay!!! I wish Miss H all the best!! May her journey be full of excitement, laughter, joy and passion! May all her dreams come true!! Take care
x

Little Sister said...

I really enjoyed our time together but these blog posts have really been a wonderful way to relive it. You shine such a nice light on our family, none of our spots or warts show! Love yaxxxxx

Madeleine said...

Nice X post. How lovely to have such talented nieces :O)

Manzanita said...

You have a lot of talent in your family. You, with your writing but I thought perhaps you'd come back from Nashville as a "country star." No?
Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

N. R. Williams said...

What an exciting time for Miss H. That play can relate to so many in today's economy.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Zan Marie said...

There's nothing like high school and university drama productions for enthusiasm and pure love of acting! Miss H. is to be roundly aplauded for her achievements and acceptance in the ONE university.

Brigid said...

Good for your niece, glad she gets to follow her dream, I am impressed with your 'x' not an easy one.

Josh Hoyt said...

Wonderful way to use the letter x. It is so nice to be able to go after our dreams.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Sounds like a fantastic family visit you had. Thanks for sharing it with us.
HMG

Niki said...

awww you must be so proud. What a lovely family you have. :) Great X post

Jules said...

You sure crammed quite a bit into that week. But hey if it were my family I'd do the same. So dream on Miss H let no one tell you cannot :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Trisha said...

OHhhh, congrats Miss H!!!

India Drummond said...

Congratulations to Miss H! What a wonderful day!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Ann .. congratulations to Miss H - excellent news that's she's achieved the Uni of her desires .. cheers - all around .. Hilary