Monday, February 2, 2009
The Final Performance
Photo of Cast and Crew of R3 by Rick Malkin
I can’t believe yesterday was the last show! I hope that everyone who wanted to see it got the chance to do so!
The show went really well and the audience was awesome! Not too many things went wrong today. The only noticeable snafu was that the fog machine didn't work. I am the one who is supposed to turn it on before the dream with the ghosts and I went to my place last night and there was a little red light on the control that said “heating”. Usually there is a little green light that says, “ready”, so I knew something was wrong. I’m not sure what the problem was, but when H.T. (Nashville Shakespeare Festival Runner) gave me the cue to turn it on I pushed the button and nothing happened. It was really annoying and there was nothing we could do about it, but fortunately the scene still looked sufficiently creepy thanks to Anne Willingham's lighting design!
I wish that Nashville was a town where this show could run until people stopped coming, but unfortunately we have to have a scheduled closing date. In the dressing room last night all the women agreed that if we could, Denice Hick’s Richard The Third was a show we could happily have performed for months! I can understand the Shakespeare purists who think that that the Bard should not be changed (sometimes it is nice to revert back to the original without all the frills), but after you have seen a show like this that worked so well, I don’t see how you could not have a change of heart. This production was such a joy to be in and I am so thankful that I got to have the experience of being in it and getting to work with all those amazing people! I love all my lovely theatre people and I can’t wait to work with you on other projects!
If any of you blog reading people have any questions about Belmont Theater, or The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's Apprentice Company, or the show please feel free to ask!
Love, hug, and more love
Posted by Nancy VanReece at 1:59 PM