But, as an unperfect actor on the stage, who with his fear is put beside his part, I showed up last weekend to play this new-to-me role with a new-to-the-company cue script. Everything went very well: the cast was totally on top of the work and the cue script preparation was nearly flawless (major shout out to the company dramaturg, Nicole Greenbaum!!)
It's a very fast-paced show; just how I like my Shakespeare! We were taking our company bow in two hours and fifteen minutes last Saturday - and that includes a ten minute intermission. Whew! If you are looking for a fun production that's accessible and somewhat irreverent (but still gives you all the famous lines!) then this is the show for you. The info:
THIS WEEKEND: Saturday at noon (my performance as Gertrude) and Sunday at 3pm
WHERE: Summit Rock at Central Park (enter at CPW and 81st, take the uphill path to the right just past the Diana Ross Playground). There are benches and a water fountain at the rock. The Delacourt Theater restroom is a five minute walk from the site.
Other stuff from last week:
** Lark's reading of Brian Dykstra's Used to Was (Maybe Did). It was a fantastic play, written mostly in verse and performed in the style of spoken word. It was totally my thing! I loved it.
** AMAZING (third row!) seats to Comedy of Errors at the Public's Shakespeare in the Park. After playing hard all week, it felt like a little bit of a vacation to sit back and watch other people play.
Lately, I've also been working my tail off. Enjoy these fun picture that Fred took of last week's performance of Hamlet while I catch my breath!