I was going to title this post “A Well Deserved Break” but seeing as we only just closed the first show of the 2nd Season, that seemed a little indulgent.
Wow, what an experience reasons to be pretty was! A great cast, a great script, awesome audiences with so much to say. It seems that we choose a somewhat polarizing piece of theatre to open the 2nd Season with. Our amazing patrons had some very thoughtful and insightful things to say about our production and we were glad to hear them all. Although, we were very surprised at the amount of times we heard “Loved this production! Loved the actors, the direction, the set, the costumes, everything! But I HATED the script.” Even more surprising? Every single patron who told us that was a man. What the?
Our dear friend and supporter, Susan, told us we could write a thesis on that alone. She’s probably right!
In case anyone was wondering, the most oft heard comment from our female patrons was “This play feels so good!!!” Truly.
So DCRT is taking an unofficial “break” until rehearsals begin for Wooden Snowflakes in November. However, because we don’t really understand the meaning of the word “break”, we will actually be working with Fourth Wall Productions in conjunction with SCRAP Productions to produce Ash Tree, a lovely theatre for young audiences piece written by one of our favorite playwrights and dear friend Georgina Hernandez Escobar. Associate Artistic Director Frank Green joins the cast of this incredible show for a limited engagement at the end of the month.
There are several reasons why you should check out this stunning show if you are in the 505:
1. Ash Tree is intelligent and honest theatre for young audiences. This isn’t your run of the mill, fuzzy bunny suit, dumbed down children’s theatre. This is the type of theatre that will create the audiences of tomorrow. Come see what professional theatre for young audiences looks like.
2. This is a site specific show! Want a lovely evening of theatre in an even lovelier setting? Then be sure to join us!
3. Duke City Rep doesn’t throw it’s support behind any old playwright. We choose the material and the projects we work on very carefully so you know this is going to be worth your time.
4. Ok, if these reasons above haven’t quite convinced you of why you should be sure to check this show out, here’s one last go: Admission to this show is Free. FREE. You get to see this show for absolutely nothing but the gas it takes to get you there! And since it’s outdoors, you can bring a picnic, you can bring your blankets and you can enjoy some AMAZING theatre for audiences of all ages and you can do it all for FREE!!!
ARGH! It’s so exciting, we can barely control ourselves over here!
Wanna know more? Follow the link! http://mim.io/dc3581
And be sure to be on the lookout for Wooden Snowflakes opening in December. We’ll be in a different venue for this production: Kosmos aka The Factory on 5th!
See you at the theatre!