Stay w me, there's a rant in here, mixed w a little teen pain in the angst.
My youngest, and her friends, have been working very hard, helping to put on a play at school.
In the never ending struggle to get past..."what did you do today?"...."nothing".....i start asking about this play.
"...so...what is this play?"
"....so ...you're singing?"
eye roll...."it is a musical"
" which is it? "
"not a famous one" (undertone is,... its' from this century, you wouldn't know it " )
"What is called? (enormous amounts of self restraint are now being called upon)
eye roll 2 ..." #@%$**&^....town"
"a year in town?"
serious eye roll " Yer in town ...mumbl;e mumble"
restraint beginning to fail " could have sworn you said urine town"
I DID....it's called U R I N E Town....
Ok, she was right, never heard of it, apparently, in this town only nobility can pee at will, others have to pay a pee tax, or get arrested. Apparently it was on Broadway.
Now here's the rant, these kids and their teacher have been busting their butts....since the schools give out discretionary funds to teachers at the beginning of the school year, in the amount most people spend in one night out.... they have to make this work financially...or basically not be able to do anything the rest of the year.
They've collected about $1200......$1400 of which has gone to pay for the rights,...to put on a play in school.... since a Broadway play gets so little money at...Broadway/merchandising etc....it seems another school forwent the acquisition of rights...and was promptly sued....for putting on a play, to collect money for the school....so they can teach kids about ...Plays,,,,,so they can one day put one on Broadway, and sue the crap out of school.
See, the thing is, this is the crap we've allowed to have our kids go through....Teenage angst?....they happen to be right.