I am a regular attendee and supporter of the fabulous Rogue Theatre so I get emails from them telling me about upcoming events. This one appeared in my inbox a few days ago and I was struck with what a wonderful story Cynthia Meier told about her expectations for the next show:
Last night the theatre was dark and quiet with just the sound of my sewing machine nattering away as I worked on a doublet for Mamillius, the young boy in The Winter’s Tale. As I sewed, I thought of the impending week of rehearsals, of opening night, of the hundreds of expectant people who will see the play, of how James (our Mamillius) would play his role. The Winter’s Tale is big, my friends. The theatre has been echoing for weeks with voices and laughter, a harpsichord and a Bulgarian bagpipe. We’ve been dancing and deciphering poetry and learning how to maneuver a 12-foot-tall bear. But tonight it was quiet, like the moment before a great celebration. And a big smile crossed my face as I sewed. I can’t wait for you to see what we have made for you . . . .
Come join us!
Cynthia Meier, Director
Here’s info about the show . . . maybe I’ll see you there.
A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
April 26 – May 13, Thursdays through Saturdays 7:30; Sundays 2 p.m.
Tickets, $30; Preview night, April 26, $23; Half-Price Nights, Thursdays May 3 and 10, $15; discounts for students
A musical pre-show of live harpsichord music will begin 14-minutes prior to every performance.
Reservations are encouraged for all performances.
Free parking is available in their lot off Herbert Ave (the alley just east of the theatre)
For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.TheRogueTheatre.org. or call 520-551-2053
Thanks to Ms Meier for permission to reprint her letter.