About five years ago, my husband took me to see a Cirque du Soleil production for our anniversary. We had front seats to a production that centered around one man’s reoccurring nightmare. The thing I remember most was a two story man with a giant mallet that kept appearing whenever the story would take on a more lyric quality. (Shivers) That wasn’t the only creepy production he procured for our anniversary, other years events included Caberet & Sweeney Todd.

Last night brought another anniversary and this time I decided to just go with the whole freak-me-out thing. I mean, a good, fun freak out is often prelude to a nice cuddle, no?

We didn’t have to go far. Just down the street from us at the Player’s Theater was a production called “Play Dead.” It was created by Teller (of Penn and Teller) and Todd Robbins. Part Magic show, Part creepy round-the-campfire storytelling, Play Dead was the most fun I’ve had at the theater in a long time. They made us promise not to give anything away, but as I was walking out of the theater all flushed and giggling, I had to pull more than one plastic spider from my hair.

I’m getting to like our odd Anniversary Tradition…

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