Why I’m seeing Jekyll & Hyde on Friday the 13th

I love Friday the 13th. When I was in high school, my friends and I used to “celebrate” by wearing all black for the day. I think we made the teachers and administrators a little nervous, but it was all in good fun; I spent my Friday nights roleplaying with my friends, not doing anything illegal or worshiping the devil.

But I loved spooky things, and I still do. At that age, my favorite movie was The Crow, and I had a giant poster of Brandon Lee in black and white face paint on my wall. On another wall, a poster of Death from The Sandman hung over my bed (though I hadn’t read the comics until much later). More recently, I loved Only Lovers Left Alive and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. (That roleplaying game I played as a teenager, by the way, was called “Vampire: The Masquerade.”) Last year for Halloween I dressed up as a unicorn, but the year before that I was Wednesday Addams. And I mailed my sister this card.

Friday the 13th

Me with friends on Friday the 13th, freshman or sophomore year

One of CMT’s performances of Jekyll & Hyde is falling on a Friday the 13th. What better way is there to spend this evening than by watching a horror musical about the dark side of humanity? I’ve invited some friends, and after the show we’re going to a Friday the 13th theme party. See you at the theater!

Posted by Amy Zimmerman