It's time for my annual Shakespeare Camp post. That's 'cause it happens every year, like clock-work. It's 6 days of 6 hour practices, with a picnic and 1-2 hour performance on the 6th day. That's with the kids having their lines memorized before camp starts.It's good, clean, exhausting fun.
So far my kids have participated in MacBeth, The Tempest, King Lear and now Midsummer's Night Dream. This was the first play the group did 6 years ago, and it's still as fun and fanciful as ever.
He got the part. And he did, really, get the part. He owned it on-stage,
replacing his usual clumping with deft and assured Elvin fluidity.
This year is was storms, lightening, tornado's and floods. A local church took them in and they practiced in the basement, safe and dry.
Cub stayed up north with friends for the week and had a blast, coming and going. He did sleep quit a bit on Sunday and went to bed of his own accord pretty early for several night in a row afterwards.
It's exhausting being mischievous all the time!
The costuming is always fantastic, created by Ana and Jannell and other Moms who set up sewing central right there at the park, complete with sewing machines and ironing boards. This year's big costuming win was "The Wall." It had a "chink"- great staging!
And, of course, Lords and Ladies aplenty!
|'Cause it's Shakespeare, meaning lots of royalty, intrigue and quotable lines.|
We had a really young cast this year as most of the seasoned group has graduated.
Still, these kids memorize their lines, got the blocking down perfectly and rocked the stage.
Add in a few characters that couldn't decide character would best suit them...
Talent and beauty, coming and going!
The annual pre-performance picnic.
It's a huge group effort, with every part being important and they do it right, year after year.
And one more of my gorgeous boy, who was funny, witty, winsome and charming.