Opening Night in Phoenix

It’s here at last, after all the planning, rehearsing – online and in person, travelling, organising, writing and re-writing. Whew!

The play has evolved quite dramatically – and comically – since Brisbane. What a difference it makes playing with different people.  I am so glad this is the kind of company Thunder’s Mouth Theatre is. There is no standing still, either creatively, philosophically or intellectually when you work this way.

Our tech run went well, I just love Space 55.  It seats 50, the audience on risers, with a small stage area, black curtains at the back. Just perfect for Dame June to spring up and down, chatting to the audience, wandering at will into and out of the dark spaces of the mind, playing with, for and about Shakespeare’s language, and dealing with whatever events the evening happens to throw at her. Good luck, June!

Now, I’d better get those posters ready to stick up in the lobby, and drop around to the other venues I’ll be visiting over the next three days.  Better late than never – I trust.

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