In lieu of the Bad Attituesday post I was gearing up to write, I will share more information about Much Ado at the Herkimer Elks Lodge this Friday, Sept. 2. A spaghetti dinner at 5:30 is followed by the show at 6:45 p.m. (do I really have to specify pm? Can you imagine Shakespeare at 6:45 a.m.? It sounds like a weapon in an old timey duel, “Shakespeare at dawn!”) (now I’m thinking that that’s a title of a play I ought to write…).
Where was I? Ah yes, on Tuesday, looking forward to Friday. And to rehearsal on Thursday. I have been practicing my lines in my head. I think I still know them.
My summer Shakespeare experience has been a great ride. From hesitating about doing it to taking two parts to performing on four — soon to be five — different stages, I have learned a lot and laughed a lot. I have made some wonderful theatre friends that I hope to work with again. I have been inspired with several new writing ideas as well as a couple of directing thoughts. And while vowing to never do another play in the summer, I am nevertheless intrigued by the possibility of stage combat in 2017.
That will be in the more distant future. For the immediate future, I will be delighted to begin my three day weekend Friday with one last performance of Much Ado About Nothing. Local readers are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The Herkimer Elks Lodge is located at 124 Mary St., phone number 315-866-1439. The Facebook event for the show is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1710411485888274/.