I've done several posts about a long-term theatre project that I'm starting, and I've been coy about exactly what the project is. Since the Newnan Theatre Company had its season gala this past weekend, I can now announce that I will be directing Rick Elice's Peter & the Starcatcher this time next year.
The show auditions a year from now, and opening night is Thu, Mar 8, 2018. So over the next year I will be sharing the work I do on the show here in order to demonstrate how the Nine Precepts function in a large-scale project. (Spoiler alert: they are not linear.)
Here's my intrepid cast from Saturday night:
We did the Prologue and a cut-down version of Scene One. The show requires eleven men, and as you can see, I only had six. That required cutting out some bits, and if it was not quite coherent (crate of boys? what?), the audience didn't seem to notice.
We put it together in two rehearsals, no set, few props, minimal gestures towards costuming. The play was the thing. I think it was a hit.
And now? You get to watch the vast machinery of theatre slowly grind into action. But not today. Tomorrow.