June 22nd, 2006

Actually, it's 'Lay on, Macduff'

Here we are on opening night, and what a night it is. Savannah is making friends with us through the use of the sun, and its warm embrace has left us all a little flushed and coyish in our actions. There are over fifty incredible people inside this building and while the air conditioner seems to be a little nonplussed by our presence, we are going to have some sort of a show tonight. I can feel everyone else feeling it.

Truth in words and the truth of storytelling are two of my big things for theatre, and we have both of them in our source material. I am most excited for people that do not know this story to see this play, as every new arrival of every new character is bound to throw people off of any expectations they can think to bring. Enjoyable indeed is the back curtain, because behind it are over twenty actors becoming fifty characters and yet the stage always seems to be the extension of the environment being described.

Connect Savannah wrote a terrific article on us that has terrific pictures and said some very nice things. Thank you, Connect Savannah!

Neil Gaiman linked to the Connect Savannah article from his journal and made commentary. Thank you, Neil Gaiman.

In the second act of this piece during Richard's return-trip vignettes, there is a startling fear that overcomes me - and it is the uncertainty of whether he will ever see his consorts again. I know this book rabidly well and got the biggest kick from the miniseries (Brian Eno score, natch) and each new adaptation still brings me a gut-clencher at the end.

Please come and join us for our very special gift to Savannah, the power of intent, and most importantly Neil Gaiman. For without the story the teller curls up in the sleeping bag and dreams sadly of the next day. And the sleeping bag isn't the right temperature control for the environment, so the teller is chilly, too.
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    The sound of quite the cast