Monday, July 23, 2012

Rite of Passage


"Out in Old Maine", 1915, class play, unknown school

The high school class play offers a chance for young people to practice being "grown up" in front of peers and parents. The play chosen is usually a farce, is based on courtship and deception, and ends with TRUE LOVE triumphant.

Not many loves turn out that way, and the ones where love does triumph, it does so in small increments which accumulate over a lifetime, not at the end of act III.

By Professor Batty



2 Comments:

Blogger Jono said...

So, you're saying life does not imitate art? Or is it the other way around? Maybe art is a parallel universe with its own laws of physics. Either way it looks like the kids had fun in 1915.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

And at least one beard and mustache, of course.

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