June 17, 2012

Not much time left

The Tempest has one more week to run in Orinda.

It's a good production, though there were things I didn't care for (like leaving Gonzalo on the cutting room floor).  But it's the freaking Tempest, no point getting picky.

Erika Chong Shuch as Ariel is so perfect I cannot imagine ever seeing better.  At one point Prospero instructs Ariel to bring forth a wind...Ariel gestures, and the wind starts blowing into Bruns amphitheatre.  Must have been tough to rehearse.

Next year they're doing Pericles Prince of Tyre (link).  Can they pull it off?  This group is very smart and they can act - I'll be there to find out.


Blogger First Sea Lord said...

How do you beat the Tempest? You do not.

June 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

You've obviously never seen "Hell comes to Frogtown".

June 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Cal Shakes is an interesting outfit. They take big risks, which is not unusual. But they generally get away it, which is.

Their audience knows the plays very well, and they have lectures before some performances where they have to answer for their transgressions. Fun to listen to those.

June 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Viceroy De Los Osos said...

I love the lecture before performance format. Our conductor does this for our choir recitals-very informative and makes the performance way more meaningful.

June 20, 2012 at 4:52 PM  

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