Short day today, what with it being a holiday and all (though every day at SIR feels like a holiday!). We're told that the tent is erect and set pieces are, as we speak, being transported out to Assiniboine Park. The cast seems refreshed by their 30-hour respite, and raring to get down to the nitty gritty (which, as any SIR veteran knows, doesn't really begin until you're out in the open air, contending with wind, sun, rain, trees, insects, birds, squirrels, foxes, Harleys, dump-trucks, trains, planes, seniors, teens, and whatever else Mother Nature and the City of Winnipeg has to throw at you: it's a good idea to be off-book).
More great news is that it looks like we'll be serving libations by the good people at HALF PINTS BREWING COMPANY (as well as wine and non-alcoholic beverages) throughout the run of our show!!! Very exciting indeed!
If you haven't ordered your tickets yet, you should do it soon! We have a small, intimate house size, so available seating won't grow on trees! The forecast looks mighty good for June and, thanks to the tent, weather is really a non-issue: if you wait too long for hot weather, you may get left out in the cold…
By the way, this Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at 7:30pm
will be presenting
Stripped Down Hamlet
The show takes place in the Colin Jackson Theatre, here at Prairie Theatre Exchange, and admission is free with a donation to the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank. We are all encouraged to bring an item with us to the show. There will also be a reception following the show, in the theatre.
These SITC productions are consistently among the most impressive, fun, moving performances of Shakespeare you will ever see, and living, breathing proof that the Bard is for everyone. It would be great to see you all there!