Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare


This play is just fun. To those of you who complained about having to read Shakespeare in high school (of which I was one): You probably only had issues with the plays because you only had to read them once. Like all the Bard's works, this one gets better with each subsequent reading.

I should know. I've now had to read it something like 187 times.

Because I'm acting in it.

That's right. Under my nom de théâtre, I will be making my actorial debut as Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night, directed by the fabulous Jonatha Kottler, running at the Adobe Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from January 15 through February 7.

This production has eaten my life.

And it is one of the most fun things I have ever done.

So if you're in the vicinity of Albuquerque in the next month, please, come support this incarnation of local theater with an absolutely delightful cast -- I'm not just saying that because I'm part of it -- and say hi after the show. I'll probably write something here about the experience, being so literary and all, during or after the run, when I feel I can properly process and evaluate it.
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Update: We have a poster and everything! Look!

8 comments:

  1. Woohoo!!

    Unfortunately Twelth Night is one of the few plays (besides the boring ass histories) that I've not read...I'll have to make a point of correcting that.

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  2. Yes, Kim, you will. By coming to see the play, of course!

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  3. WOW! Congratulations. I don't live in the area but I used to love acting in high school/college so I am a bit jealous. Although I don't even know how you had time for that blog post. :)

    Margo
    http://margodill.com/blog/

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  4. Break a Leg. I played Helena and Peter Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream many, many, many, years ago. It was great fun.

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  5. I love Twelfth Night! Wish I lived in NM so I could see your production. Break a leg!

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  6. That's so cool! I saw this play when I was studying in London and absolutely loved it. Break a leg!

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  7. Break a leg! I'd love to see your play, but Albuquerque is a little bit of a drive from Houston.

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  8. Love that play. Have a ball!

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