Saturday, June 30, 2018

June 30. Day 181. Go directly to jail

I am a most particular about audience members adhering to "appropriate"clothing standards when it comes to attending the theatre. Generally appropriateness is assessed against a standard I set myself and police by no-one except my judging looks. Today was something else all together with a very different set of clothing police. Today we went to jail for a spot of Shakespeare, as you do. And the right to see Two Gentlemen of Verona in Borallon Prison meant foregoing some of the right to choice normally afforded the theatre-going public.
We had to wear closed in shoes or sandals with an ankle strap and clothes that were clean and in good condition. We could not wear 

  • clothing with obscene or discriminatory language,
  •   shirts without sleeves, tank tops or singlets
  • short skirts or shorts
  • Tight clothing
  • See-through clothing
  • Revealing clothing 
  • Jewellery other than a wedding or engagement ring
It was an eye opener just to see what visitors to prison go through. The performance was excellent. the chance to see inside a jail and talk to the prisoners was what made the experience really special. And to cap off an excellent afternoon we drove home via Wivenhoe dam.
You can listen to us discuss the experience here.

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