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