July 18, 2006

It's Show Time!

It's once again time for the Shakespeare Santa Cruz summer season.

And as we have been doing for the better part of a decade, we will be gathering folks together at my place for a pre-show gathering (good food and wine).

Last year's shows were fantastic - I was particularly pleased that my wife and I were able to be a sponsor for a particularly well done Twelfth Night.

This year the main line-up is King Lear, As You Like It, and Shaw's Pygmalian.  There will also be a "fringe" show - usually done by actors of the smaller parts in the main plays, and members of the crew - which has always been a lot of fun and often more than a bit bawdy.  And a bit later on there will be the staged reading Dear Liar.  I've seen it and it's good, really good.

If you are afraid of Shakespeare - don't be.  Good acting and staging cuts through the language barriers.

The two Shakespeare plays will be in the outdoor redwood glen - simply the best outdoor theatre venue anywhere.  I prefer to be a goundling for these - a couple of blankets (it gets kinda cool when the fog rolls in), some cheese, and some wine - but my wife prefers the seats.

This is some of the best live theatre in the country.  If you want to join our getherings, drop me a note.

As they say:

Theatre is Art.
Film is Life.
Television is Furniture.

Where does that leave the internet?

It makes me miss my life as a backstage techie, mainly with lighting - the feeling of having 250,000 watts of lights at ones fingertips and the tension as the stage manager's countdown runs - "house to half" .. "house out" .. "lights .. cue one .. go!"

Posted by karl at July 18, 2006 1:51 AM