I just got back from a Mummers rehearsal. What is Mummers, you may ask. Well, it’s a theatre thing, and regular readers know I rarely say no to theatre. Come to think of it, I may have mentioned our Mummers group before, because this was not our first rehearsal. I feel sure my readers will forgive me if I repeat myself.
A Mummer performance is a traditional Irish entertainment. It was described to me as guerrilla theatre. We just walk into a crowd and go, like a flash mob. It is a stylized performance, with rhyming speeches, music, dance, and a sword fight. I think it’s going to be cool.
We will perform a few times at the Great American Irish Festival in Frankfort, NY, in July. Just tonight we agreed to give a preview performance at Little Falls’ Third Thursday.
We decided on a name for our group: Mummers Along the Mohawk. Isn’t that a perfect group for Mohawk Valley Girl to be a part of?
I’ll have more information about Third Thursday and about the Irish Festival. In the meantime, I have some lines to learn and a costume to get together. Theatre is my life!