I bet you thought I was going to say it ain’t over till I sing. Indeed, when I sing, it is over. It is almost like my super power: the ability to clear the room and/or induce snide remarks. But never mind my waistline and singing abilities: we’re here to talk about The Tempest! Did you think All Tempest All The Time was over? Oh, you poor misguided blog reader, you. More astute readers will remember we have one more performance, at the Herkimer Elks Lodge this Friday, Sept. 1, with a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.
I shared this picture before, but I think it is a good one. It is our “in character” shot taken after the performance at the Utica Zoo Saturday before last.
We took this picture just before the other one, with us all smiling nicely. I smiled nicely in both shots, because, well, that’s my character.
I hesitated to share this one, because I think I look pretty ridiculous, but then, that’s what makes it entertaining, no? It is the very end of the play. Everything ends so happily that my character gets a little carried away. After this performance, the actor who plays Alonso (that’s the guy with is hands clasped, apparently wondering if he should send for the King’s Physician) (they didn’t have the men in the white coats in Shakespeare’s day) said he hoped there were no audience members who kept kosher, because of all the ham onstage.
“Are you referring to me?” I asked. “I’m only a little ham. I’m a Hamlet.”
I was pretty proud of myself for that one.
For more information on The Tempest dinner theatre at the Herkimer Elks Lodge, call 315-866-1439.