Friday, May 28, 2010

The only pretty ringtime.

The other day, I realized I have spent the last eight springs in Reservoir Park, doing Shakespeare. It's gotten to the point where I can't remember what it was like NOT braving the elements... the interminable heat and humidity (like the last two evenings), the unseasonable cold (like the first week of May) and the perfect, seasonable evenings (like tonight)... packing my car full of clothes for all seasons, hunkering down and playing in the park.

Now that I'm no longer full-time at Gamut, my schedule really only allows me to do the Park show, which is great, because it's my favorite. I love everything about it. There's something unexplainably... well, magical I guess, even though I kind of cringe to use that word. But it certainly is a powerful experience to send your voice up the hill, to wrap it around four hundred year-old words that still matter, that still move us.

We're doing As You Like It, which I always liked, but now I love it. I'm playing Celia, who I always liked, but now I love. And we have a fabulous, talented cast. And it's free, so come see it. Bring a picnic. And if you bring wine, I won't report you to the park rangers.

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