Last week we told you about Blackbird Theater’s upcoming stage production of Amadeus (which I’m ridiculously excited about). What many of you might not know is that, not only was the Oscar-winning film was based on this stageplay, but the film differed from the stage version in some fairly dramatic ways. Though both the stage and screen versions are written by Peter Shaffer, he took them in subtly different directions and, in fact, has continued to revise the stageplay for years—including the ending.
This presents us with the unique opportunity to watch the film as a community and discuss it before coming together to see the most recent version of the stageplay on March 9th. So here’s what we propose: Rabbit Room Movie Night. Okay, okay, it won’t actually be one specific night since we’re all over the world, but between now and February 19th, let’s all find time to sit down and watch the film. Then on the 19th, the Rabbit Room post of the day will be an opportunity for us to discuss the movie and its themes.
We’ll carry on this idea in the week following by listening to and discussing some of Mozart’s musical works, and then on March 9th we’ll see you at the theater (be sure to pick up your discounted tickets in the Rabbit Room store.)
So there you go. Homework assigned. Get thee to a movie rental service (sorry, it’s not on Netflix), get thee some popcorn, enjoy the show.