We've attended several wonderful concerts in the Ballroom at the Governor's Palace, but we've never seen one of Shakespeare's plays performed there -- until now. Although there's no record of any theatrical event taking place at the Governor's Palace in the 18th century, this adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" was our first opportunity to see Shakespeare performed in a colonial era setting with 18th century costumes. I'm glad we went.
Although the play was performed ten times in December, we were unaware of its existence until about a week before we were scheduled to begin our trip. Karen saw a Colonial Williamsburg blog post that offered two free tickets through a random drawing, and decided to enter. To her surprise, she won! The only problem was that we won tickets for a sold-out performance scheduled for the day BEFORE we planned to arrive in Virginia. Fortunately, our schedule was flexible, so we were able to leave home a day earlier than planned, and made it to town a few hours before show time!
The moral of the story: if you see a contest, enter it! Especially if entering is free, and the prize is something fun you can't do every day!