Ah, the challenges of live theatre in small public spaces! You just never know how people will react when they find themselves in the middle of a live performance in the middle of a library.
The little boy was on his way back from the bathroom and knew the show was happening, while the elderly gentleman just came in the door and was caught unaware. We especially loved the smile that brightens up his whole face. Had we not been pantomiming in time to music we would have had more fun with him.
(“Simple Ivan” – Video shot at the Hempstead County Library, Hope, AR – 6/11/2013)
For our Principal friends heading to the big NAESP Convention (National Elementary School Principals) in Baltimore next month. Be sure to drop by Act!vated booth #525 and save 10% off when you book Act!vated shows for school assembly programs. Just mention this ad.
“Digging Diversity” our new show for library summer reading programs will open June 5th but we are already getting ready for it. Rehearsals began in January, Dennis is finishing up the scripts and will start writing the music soon. And as he drives across country Kimberly is running her sewing machine off of the motorhome battery (hurrah for solar panels!). When she says she is “sewing her way to New Mexico”, she might get an odd look from people who aren’t familiar with our lifestyle. But by the time we get there (driving from Arkansas) she hopes to have several items completed. Here is a sneak peak of what is being pieced together. All of these items will be in the story “The Bridge and the Dream” , a story from the Arabian Nights, set in Turkey and Egypt.