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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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Marooned Collage Final

Southern Broadway Dinner Theater is opening a new show in a fortnight, and required all hands to assist with some special scenic effects…even the smallest sort of hands. Taffenous was very happy to don the Hitty Work Apron and lend her support to the artistic effort, even though some of the work certainly “shivered her timbers”.

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The 2 o’clock sun unfortunately filtered through the blinds, faintly illuminating the stage manager’s station. No need for a work-light during the matinée performance of ESCC’s “GODSPELL”. Suitably costumed, in case an understudy might be required, Hedydd gathered tools of the trade around her, to assist in the task of calling the show: script, com, flashlight, pencil…chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

Godspell Matinee

Day by day, or show by show, there’s always Hedydd

You can see more photos of ESCC’s “Godspell” on Facebook at ESCC Theatre.

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