...a series of reflections on life as recounted by various authors was the premier production by the fledgling Merida Theater Group.
According to the evenings program " The Merida Theater Group is a small group of people from the English speaking community here in Merida who enjoy the theater and miss the opportunity and pleasure of experiencing English language theater. After some conversation and passing around of some ideas we decided to do something about it. We shared the idea with some friends, circulated an e-mail, got some responses, had a meeting and said, "Let's try it."
Their premier performance was a selection of interpreted readings. The staging and costuming were simple yet effective; After all it is about the acting. And the acting was really quite good. I was both impressed and at times a bit surprised by the quality of the performances. But let us not forget the 'Behind the Scenes' work - Management, Directions, Scenes, Staging, it all accounts for the fabulous evening.
So for the run down:
Director: George Fischer
Lighting: Larry Nielson
Props/Wardrobe: Sam Woodruff, Mimi Babcock
General Manager: Leslie Bennink
Assistant General Manager: Nancy Hoag
CAST (in order of performance):
|Samuel's delivery of 'The Tao of Poo' |
by Jason D. Martin was too funny,
his facial expressions were priceless.
I only wish I'd caught some of them!
|Then came Richard with a very funny reading |
of 'Facebook' by Don McDonald
|followed by Kathie with|
'Dear John' by Wade Bradford
|When we returned Stephen and Paula did a fabulous |
"I Remember it Well' by Lerner and Lowe.
|Then Linda's fabulously naive and childlike 'My First and Only Kiss' by Wade Bradford.|