Monday, July 15th, day 1 of rehearsals, was ignited with reveling synergy among thespians collaborating for the first time together in celebration of the Nashville Shakespeare Festivals 25th Anniversary!
All converse around the tables with crisp scripts in hand. Then, as an ensemble, we collectively inhale a deep focused breath as actor Andrew Gumm sparks the season projecting Puck’s first words of the play: “How now, spirits! Whither wander you?” All smile with eager anticipation for the magic that shall manifest.
Here’s a close peak into the week! Monday through Thursday we concentrated on textual analysis and character development. Blessed to portray the acclaimed Queen of the Fairies TITANIA, I (while absorbing profound input from the entire “Midsummer” troupe) encountered the jillion layers of her dynamism and encompassed the complexities of her and Oberon’s emulous relationship.
How did we accomplish so much in one week?
AUGUST 15 – SEPTEMBER 15
Thursdays – Sundays & Labor Day Monday
At Centennial Park Bandshell
6:30 pm Pre-Show Entertainment
7:30 pm Showtime
FREE ($10.00 Suggested Donation)
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