Our August habit of going to see an outdoor show at a local stage came to a close with a production of Hamlet. To prepare for this play, we listened to a the chapter on Hamlet in Edith Nesbit's Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children and watched a video detailing the main plot points. There were some point of the performance where the children were restless, but they were able to watch the entire thing and were well behaved.
One of the things that I really enjoyed about our little Thursday night adventures was our pre-perfomance ritual of eating dinner and ice cream after we set up our blanket. It was such a nice treat in the midst of the hectic weeks we had this month.