Sunday, June 1, 2008

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Last night our daughter, E, acted in her first play, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, along with a dozen other homeschooled students. She absolutely enjoyed the experience, and it was fun to see her acting with the kids of our friends. Keith has known Norm Daniels since college, and it was fun when Norms turned around and said, "I understand that my son is in love with your daughter!" He also commented that his other son plays a drunk all too well that it was "scary." The children of the Pine Valley Community Church's pastor were also in the play, as well as one of the students I tutor from Alpine Anglican Church of the Blessed Trinity. And Blessed Trinity stepped up and contributed the $300 that the director, Dianne Holly of UCSB, UCSD, and the Old Globe, had paid for out of her pocket. Blessed Trinity also is contributing a webpage on their site for photos as well. And Blessed Trinity was well-represented in the audience with Father Acker, Alice, Greg and his wife, plus the Beadle and Dru (Jack's parents).

You may read my review of the play and see more photos on our creative arts site: Mountain Empire Creative Arts Council.

E had a great time and is looking forward to the next production the Players will work on, either over the summer of in the fall. I think she's been bitten by the same acting bug that her cousins in Phoenic have; they've been very involved with plays for the past few years, and they are homeschooled as well. Must run in the family....

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