I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. My theme is open-ended. My goal is to write daily posts using each letter of the alphabet in April (Sundays off for good behavior and to make it work for the alphabet). I’ll be writing family stories, memoir or journal prompts, reviews about theatre and food, maybe a visit from my sock puppet characters Millie and Willie, and using photos I’ve taken along the way. Enjoy!
P is for Play and a guest Post by Peyton, the sister to Parker who wrote about June bugs on J day. They are both Piano students and have been in my writing and theatre classes. Peyton’s a great Pianist, and loves to be in Plays. She also sings, dances, and is a wonderful big sister to Phoebe, and soon a new baby brother. Take it away, Peyton!
Have you ever been able to experience the excitement of a play? Watching up to 30 people do an act that they practiced for months, and showing it to the world? Well I have and I’m about to tell all about the experience. I am a part of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will be performed on April 21st, April 22nd, and April 23rd.
Although there are mostly speaking parts, there are many more roles to be played. That is where I come in. I am part of the chorus for this play. Instead of speaking, I dance. The role I play is a Woodland Fairy. My part might not be as important as a character with a speaking part, but it is still a very big part in the play.
Being part of this play is more than just time consuming, it’s fun! Dancing in front of all those people, showing them what you can do! I find that very important. This is also the best place to find new friends. Two years ago I was in a play here, and I met my best friend. You see this theatre brings friendship. Now I have four more friend that I met in this play! And we all share one thing in common, we love acting.
I’ll tell a little bit about my experience as an actor. This is not my first play, however. In fact, this is my third play working with the Stage North Theatre Company. I was in A Christmas Carol two years ago during Christmas. For that play, I sang in the choir. It’s A Wonderful Life was the second one, last year at Christmas time, also, and once again I sang in the choir.
So now you might see how much time we put into this play. You still have time! Buy a ticket and come see it! Or maybe next time you can be in it!
Thank you, Peyton. I’ll be there cheering you and all the actors on! If you’re in the Brainerd lakes area April 21, 22, or 23, check out Stage North‘s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: Have you ever been in a play or part of a theatrical production? Do you want to have awesome fairy wings like Peyton? Me, too.
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Love your blog, Mary! Thanks for the many creative ways that you continue to “build others” by offering them outlets to “voice themselves!”
Peyton’s article was so fun to read; I could feel her enthusiasm & welcoming spirit, as if she were speaking to me! Thanks for being a mentor to Our granddaughter’s, Peyton & Parker, and your influence far & wide with so many others.
Can’t wait to see Peyton, and Parker, too, debut as Dancing Fairies in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” The cast is terrific, and the music lively…see you opening night?
Thanks, Lee. The pleasure is all mine.
I was in plays in high school, but I was always cast as an extra with maybe one speaking line. Still, it was fun to hang out at play practice and backstage when the play was going on. Some of my best teenage experiences were as part of the school plays.
It’s a great place to hang out and develop friendships.
I was in a couple plays in Junior High one put on by French club and the other by Speech class. I had a lead role in the latter where I discovered I had stage fright. I performed like a champ but remember not a single thing from the moment I step out on stage till I walked off–total black out. Did that in a piano recital too.
I did see a theater play when I was a kid once, 7 Brides For 7 Brothers, starring the original movie actors–Jane Powell and Howard Keel. It was great.
Your experience sounds fun and I do admire people who do this. Although I know I prefer to remain behind the scenes maybe writing the play lol.
Juneta @ Writer’s Gambit
Play writing is awesome, Juneta. Sorry for your stage fright. I wish I could help you get over it. The lead role! You must have been terrific.
Peyton – you did a great job on your guest post! I love how you’re made friends through acting. It’s nice to find people you share a common interest with. Break a leg with Midsummer Night’s Dream.
I agree. Break a leg, but not really, you’ll need them for dancing!
I’ve met a few amateur actors and you’re right it becomes a way of life. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
She’s a cute Woodland Fairy!