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Who cares what they’re wearing
On Main Street,
Or Saville Row,
It’s what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe
(That matters)

Annie Cityscape

Against the Cityscape of NYC, Hitty Agapanthus rehearses the dance break from “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”.

Truth be told, Agapanthus does care what she’s wearing, every Hitty does. This particular pinafore is very dear to her because, in each tiny element gleaned from sewing room floors, it represents the delightful little “Orphans” from ESCC’s 2018 production of “Annie”:  Annie, Molly, Kate, Tessie, Pepper, July, Duffy, Dolly and Coralie.

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You can see photos of ESCC’s “Annie” here.

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“Annie, Annie! You Filled Our Life With A Song!”

In the sewing room today, Raggedy Ann was feeling a little blue about her rôle in Enterprise State Community College’s production of “Annie”, that splendid musical about a plucky orphan during the Great Depression.  It will require some adjustments in her physique and costume, as well as some gymnastics that might tax even the most accomplished actor. Despite her trepidation, Raggedy Ann is full of heart.

Make Do and Mend

No lines, but a great opportunity to shine!

Knitnoid will be making his debut as the “Dead Mouse”, and is prone to get over-excited about his moment on the big stage. Both Raggedy and Agapanthus try to calm the young actor, hoping that all that restless energy can be subdued before the crucial scene. It wouldn’t do to have the dead mouse wiggle!

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Nitnoid: of no consequence, minimal or not significant

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I Enjoy Being A Ghoul

…with apologies to Nancy Kwan

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“…just being here is winning…”

 

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Agapanthus as Leaf Coneybear. “Home-schooled from the Basin”.

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Hitty Thisbe took Yorick out for a special treat on Saturday. In truth, it was a special treat for the entire family. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Art and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival hosted a celebration featuring the First Folio, on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a performance of “Gravedigger’s Tale”, a re-telling of Hamlet from a rather different point of view.

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Yorick couldn’t wait to hear the gravedigger’s down-to-earth perspective on the Prince of Denmark.

It was exciting to see the interest in the First Folio. Exciting, naturally, to see the Bard’s words revealed in the folio, knowing so many could have been lost without it’s printing. The Gravedigger, with help from the audience, spun his tale delightfully. It was difficult for Yorick to give him a standing ovation, but the thought was there. The day ended back in the garden with “No Holds Bard”, presented by Theatre AUM – sprightly performances by young actors, others young-at-heart, in celebration of Shakespeare.

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Montgomery Museum of Fine Art

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Gravedigger’s Tale

Theatre AUM

 

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“Three blind mice. Three blind mice. See how they run. See how they run. They all ran after the farmer’s wife, who cut off their tails with a…”

Hitty Taffenous spent a shivery afternoon at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”, the longest running play in the history of London’s West End. She was grateful for having friends close when the lights blinked out and *gasp* murder was done!

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Balcony seats for the matinee

As requested, Taffenous shall never reveal the surprise ending, but aren’t you just dying to know?

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap”

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Marooned

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