The leaves begin to fall, the air gets crisper, apple season comes (and goes – hey wait a minute! Come back here!) and NAT gears up for another round of classical theater!
I'll be performing as the Messenger of Corinth and the Servant in New Art's small-cast production of the Clay & Diskin translation of Oedipus Rex. There will be five (early!) morning matinees for students November 1-5th at 9:30am at St. Anselm College's Dana Center for the Humanities in Manchester, NH. Our public evening performance will be Thursday, November 4th at 7:00pm. Tickets can be bought at the Dana Center's website: http://www.anselm.edu/dana/sea_perf_04.aspx.
If you went to the Sandwich fair last weekend, you may have seen some curious players strolling about with signs and pamphlets telling you (over the din of the oxen pull) to be at the Fairgrounds Stage by 4:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday we performed The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisby, a re-telling of the beloved Mechanicals from a Midsummer Night's Dream and their famous dramatic endeavours. If you missed it, shame on you! Besides, the leaves and weather were absolutely perfect all weekend.
This weekend I had the good fortune to attend the Shakespearean Character on Trial symposium at Wellesley College, and to see Tina Packer's Women of Will on Friday night. It was an enriching day of discussion, performance and even participation. Many thanks to the Newhouse Center for the Humanities for providing such an opportunity – and all for free!
Well, soon we'll be digging out the scarves and woolly sweaters, drinking hot spiced things and eating more winter squash than one would normally care to. What better time to pay a visit to Thebes?
See you on stage!