Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Too Like the Lightning

After thirteen years, you'd think I'd get accustomed to rainouts. On average, we lose three (3) performances per summer. At that rate, for 2009, we're officially done with 'em. Someone please tell the weather deities.

That said, I love all the weather references in the first 20 minutes of Midsummer, besides "I will move storms;" there's
"Brief as the lightning in the collied night
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth
And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'
The jaws of darkness do devour it up,"
and, upon being asked why her chekk is so pale, Helena responds, "Belike for want of rain(!), which I could well beteem them from the tempest of my eyes!" Will's was an open-air playhouse---these lines can't be mere coincidence; they help bond us together----actors and audience in one experience. Magic.

We'll be back for more tonight.

1 comment:

Andrew Hamm said...

"Midsummer" alone has rained out three times! Four, counting our IDR!