Thursday, January 17, 2008

Medieval times, juggling, and an orphan named Crispin.

This past Tuesday, People's Light held an invited dress rehearsal for our upcoming production for Crispin: The Cross of Lead (the second production of three in our Family Series program). The show officially opens tomorrow night. Crispin was adapted by Russell Davis, and is based on the novel by Avi.

Christopher Patrick Mullen as Bear, the traveling entertainer, Erin Brueggemann as Crispin, and the rest of the cast of CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD
Now, invited dresses are one of my favorite things. An invited dress is held the Tuesday before the opening performance of every production PLTC does. It's a necessary and educational event that is as much for the actors and stage crew as it is for the people who come to see it. And just who gets to be present at this special event, you ask? Well, it's usually reserved for PLTC staff and their family members, actors' families, and maybe a sponsor or two. However, this last one was different. We held a subscriber reception for those patrons who are new subscribers this season, so that we might meet them and give them the chance to ask us questions. We had a great turnout, and the house was filled to the brim with people eager to see what happens to our hero Crispin.

We've updated our picture section with some shots from the show. If you're intrigued by any of those photos of juggling, laughter and mishap, come join us for Crispin: The Cross of Lead, running from January 17th - February 24th!