Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Tempest Roars

It's the 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival for Homeschool Thespians in our neck of the woods. And while we are experiencing a drought by day, at night the Tempest Roars.

The cast and crew. Ana (green shirt, back left), is the trouble maker brilliant Momma Producer whose idea it was in the first place. Enak (front right in skirt and sunglasses), is the Directress extraordinaire. Everybody else makes up the happy, happy cast and crew.
6 days, 6 hours a day, crazy high temps, picnic dinners and a 2 hours performance at the end of it all.
They were amazing.

The hard working and amazing Mom crew-
Ana and Jannell, who made the costumes, ordered T-shirts, got sound and props and ironed and laughed.

The crew fights to survive the Tempest that Ariel has created, at the behest of Prospero.

Sailors try to stay afloat as the storm rages. (complete with sound effects and waves)

Prospero and Calliban.

Stephano, Truncullo, Caliban, and Ariel.

Our beautiful friend, Laura, playing Ariel. She sang, she danced, she acted for an hour and 50 minutes!

Prospero encourages the King's men to straighten up.

Great on-stage movement. Caliban spent the entire hour and 50 minutes moving about stage on his hands and feet- rapid and fluid- Channelled his inner Gollum he has, precious. He has.

Propero(s) deliver the final soliloquy.
Feeche and Jo split the role. Fantastic job by both!

Talented musicians, Miss H and Jo wrote the music.; haunting and melodic.

Enak the magnificent!!
(Can you believe this lady is old enough to have 6 kids?!)
"You look terrific in black, darling. Have I told you that before?"

All work and no play...they had plenty of both!!


Brooke Arellano said...

Looks like it was a great performance! I'm stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop and am now a new follower:) Would love for you to stop by Crazy Mama Drama!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

This looks like so much fun! I'd love for my children to have the opportunity to participate in something like this!

Sebastian said...

Bravo! Brava!

This looks like so much fun and a wonderful performance.

Teaching Stars said...

That looks AWESOME!

Amy said...

Seriously that looks amazing! I'm so glad you linked up to Trivium Tuesdays , I was going to ask you to after I looked at your blog and saw that you use classical methods. I hope you'll come and share with us again next week too!