So, we said our fond farewells to Beth in December (two Acts, multiple settings). We will miss her. In her short time here she certainly made her mark, and contributed to Players' activities on many levels. A big Thank You! Not that we'll be losing touch with her on the production team, especially with regard to fine-tuning the WIB soundscape.
And yes!! We have our venue of choice for the first two weeks of April. We will feel Beth's presence (real or virtual) as we perform on the Puoli-Q stage.
I'm looking forward to taking over the reins in February, and building on the excellent work already done. The rehearsal at Luckan was, I think I can safely say, enjoyed by the audience, cast and crew. The cast coped admirably in the smaller space and the rocking chair appeared to be at home (even if it refused to budge). Much of the staging worked well, and we also identified opportunities for improvement. There were some hitches with the sound, but again we learned from the experience. And even without lighting effects the Woman sent shivers running up and down my spine towards the end of the play.
The pace will obviously be less relaxed in the run-up to performance, but I hope that it will still be a pleasure for everyone to be at the rehearsals! I firmly believe that, in collaboration, we can make this a production to be proud of.