Friday, March 05, 2010

"I Hate Hamlet" Opens In Morristown

Tonight is the opening of the stage production "I Hate Hamlet" for the Morristown Theatre Guild, a very funny comedy about love, life, art, commerce, television, fame, ghosts, Shakespeare and what happens when actors do not wear pants -- and it has been my great pleasure to direct this first production of the Guild's 76th season.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm this weekend and next weekend at the Rose Center in Prater Hall. And you can order tickets and make reservations here. And there are a couple of things which make this production a real first ... keep reading to learn more.

Here are a few images from Thursday night's dress rehearsal taken by Roger Fleenor

The ghost of John Barrymore listens in as his history is told

Barrymore woos a long-forgotten girlfriend from his past.

Here is a first - this production is the first time I've had to direct while being semi-silenced by some laryngitis, which hit me hard over the last weekend and has made me all wispy-voiced this week. But this cast is so strong and have been eager to collaborate on the production, that the problem has mostly been one of frustration for me. I likes to talk. I likes to talk a lot.

But now the time has come for me to slip into the background and let the players and the play stand on their own -- and truly, they do far more than just stand - they are going to rock your world.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cows Break Into Home

Four cows decided to abandon the fields and barns and to move into a house instead.

A woman says the cows broke into her house and stayed there. She told her husband over the phone that she was not injured
"but I've got cows in my house," according to news reports. As shown above, a photo from the DallasNews of what happens when a cow takes over your bedroom.

And naturally, the woman's home insurance does not include provisions for damages by bovine intruder.