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Cherry Orchard

For a Twelfth Night entertainment this evening we shall be putting on 'The Cherry Orchard' as a staged reading in someone's house here. There's a cast of 15 plus a few friends so it will be a squash but good fun, I hope. As always a show like this it is a time of great nervousness for the director (me). Will people turn up? Will people moan about their part, or not having a part? Will we have props? Will people perform as I want them to perform. Will they understand what the play is about and make it a comedy as I want? In short will it skip lightly around the rocks of disaster and end by being some sort of minor miracle that plays sometimes are? Finally will everyone (or at least most people) enjoy themselves? At such times I wish you all lived closer and could come and provide moral support. But then I would just be roping you in and fretting over you as I fret over all the others. We have four people in the cast who haven't acted before. But this is a good safe start for them and they all will be excellent. I am sure of it. This should be like a grand party, the end of the mid-winter festivities before the decorations come down and we inch our way back into grey and grisly January. Send a few purple vibes to the Cherry Orchard if you will: that would be hugely handy and greatly useful.
I know you are an audience in spirit. I'll post pics, hopefully.

Posted at 5th Jan 2014 - 10:10AM   Posted by Fennie   Cherry Orchard Comments: 5

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Withy Brook's Avatar Lots of purple vibes for the Cherry Orchard. I just wish I was near enough to join you!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Jan 2014 at 10:30AM

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Fennie's Avatar Thanks, Withy! We'll have to take it on tour!Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Jan 2014 at 11:34AM

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Camilla's Avatar How I would love to be a reader for your staged play of The Cherry Orchard Fennie, lots of purple vibes winging their way over to you.

The last play by the Russian Playwright Anton Chekov of course, first opened in 1904 in Moscow. The film starring Charlotte Rampling (she of the lovely eyes), and the gorgeous late Alan Bates.

Look forward to seeing the pics later Fennie.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Jan 2014 at 12:20PM

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Ivy's Avatar how did it go? Still hung over with triumph or are you licking your wounds from a lost battle?

Posted by: Ivy on 6th Jan 2014 at 12:12PM

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Cadfael's Avatar Fennie hope your play went well.sounds a wonderful night.

Posted by: Cadfael on 6th Jan 2014 at 08:02PM

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