Here is the post I meant to write yesterday about the efforts of LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company, to bring Shakespeare back to Little Falls and the surrounding area in 2020. We had a brainstorming session at Meeples Mug House last Saturday.
The weather was pretty terrible last Saturday, but we made it to Little Falls and hoped others would too. Before we met, I put a quarter into the old fashioned gumball machine they recently installed. At least, the machine did not contain gumballs, but it always seems wrong to me to call it a prize machine. Do any readers know the right name for it?
I got a meeple! I declared he would be the mascot for Summer Shakespeare 2020 and put him on the table we met around. Laura, LiFT member extraordinaire, added a candle with a picture from a previous Shakespeare production.
Only a few people were present, but we talked about a lot of ideas. My idea was to do scenes from Shakespeare rather than a full-length play. We discussed different ideas for which scenes, how to put them together, and more stuff.
Since so few people had shown up to brainstorm, we decided to have another session on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. In the meantime, I undertook to start a Facebook Group as a means to communicate with interested parties. I rather shamefacedly admit that I just got around to doing that today. In my defense, I wanted to come up with a catchy title.
Catchy or not, the Facebook Group is called Give Shakespeare a LiFT. My husband Steven helped me pick from a few ideas I had.
I hope more people make it to our second brainstorming session. I hope people contact me via the Facebook Group or another method if they are interested and cannot make it. I hope my blog readers are interested to read about our continuing Shakespeare efforts.