Wow! I wish I would have thought of this during law school. Tonight I took my daughter to a high school play and we had a fabulous time. We saw 12 Angry Jurors (I think I chronicled this as a MUST see for a legal movie in a past blog entry). What was wonderful about this is a) it was cheap and good entertainment. That's right, for 10.00 total, we were entertained for 2 hours and pulled into a wonderful story. b) We supported the local high school by purchasing the tickets and watching high school students do something they were talented and passionate about.
Even better, this was a wonderful teaching moment for my daughter. More so because of the subject matter of the play. This play was set in the jury room, after jurors have been sent to deliberate whether a young man of 19 was tried for killing his father. The play cleverly centers around "reasonable doubt" and what it means. This opened a wonderful conversation between my daughter and I about jury duty, why it is important, how it works. I was able to point out to her what would really happen and what would not happen in a jury room.
And even better, we now have a list of upcoming shows at the high school. We decided to go back for a showing of Hairspray in January.... at 5.00 a ticket, and a talented bunch of kids, it provided a wonderful night for both of us! A win-win!!!!