I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.
The intention of this blog has been to keep a regular flow of creative writing going, but as you may have noticed, well, whooooooooooooosh. Yes, that was the sound of more than a month going by since my last post. I totally left Bev & Arthur hanging.
That month’s absence is most simply explained by two things: discs and roses.
Or, perhaps not so simply.
More specifically, herniated discs rearing their ugly little nerve roots in my spine and The Wars of the Roses. Okay, that explained the first one anyway, but the wars of the say who, what now?
Yes, that’s right; The Wars of the Roses.
You see, I’m an actor and company member with this amazing little organization called EclecticPond Theatre Company, based here in Indianapolis. We produce imaginative, accessible adaptations of classic theatre, and as Shakespeare celebrated his 450th birthday just a week ago (or, rather, the world did for him, as I’m guessing the man himself is a bit past celebration these days), our entire 2014-15 season has been devoted to his work.
The final production of this season is in rehearsals now and is entitled, you guessed it, The Wars of the Roses. We are presenting all eight of Shakespeare’s history plays condensed into an hour each with a grand total of eight actors. Our performances will span the month of June and will culminate with all eight plays being performed in one day. That’s eight people performing Richard II, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, Henry V, Henry VI Part I, Henry VI Part II, Henry VI Part III, and Richard III starting at 10 am and ending roughly around 10 pm.
And yours truly is one of these eight actors. It’s amazing. It’s exciting. It’s exhausting, and the writing has definitely suffered.
So, by way of an apology for my whooshing deadlines, I offer to anyone who randomly comes across this entry and/or might be around Indy in June this fabulous imagery courtesy of EclecticPond Theatre Company. I highly suggest checking out the website and/or Facebook page.
Watch our trailer here.
Okay, enough of my shameless plugs. And yes, we’ll get back to Arthur and Bev very soon.