ONE LAST SPELL FOR ROUGHER MAGIC IN FREDERICTON
4th & LAST SHOW TONIGHT!
~ 2 CITIES / 4 FEATURED FRIDAYS — ONLY 1 SHOW REMAINS!!! ~
FREDERICTON: TNB Studio Theatre
Tickets available at the door: $10/person
– A SEASON IN MEMORY OF A SHADOW –
|CURRENTLY IN REHEARSAL — AUG 2014-PRESENT
ROUGHER Rehearsal notes #12
ROUGHER MAGIC: A CUBIST SHAKESPEARE Notes – Dec 4/2014(AM)
Posted on December 5, 2014, in Production News, Theatre Stuff, Theatrical Stuff and tagged Andrew Jones, Clarissa Hurley, Elizabeth Goodyear, Fredericton, Ian Murphy, John Ball, Julie MacDonald, Michael Holmes-Lauder, Nasty Shadows, Robert Moore, Rougher Magic, Scott Shannon, Shakespeare, The Tempest, Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick, TNB Studio Theatre. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Thanks so much for taking the time to post these thoughts, John — we all greatly appreciate reading something like this. Kinda makes it all worthwhile to have even one person feel this way, so thank you so much for sharing. I know I felt Friday night’s show had a certain energy about it and really felt good, so I’m glad you could be in the room for that one.
Until next time …
The adrenaline may have worn off, but Friday night’s performance is still top of mind for me.
You achieved your thought-provoking, intimate, and immediate objectives in spades.
Right from the moment I took my place in the magic circle on the magic island, I had a sense that this was going to be something special.
The means and consequences of exploitation of indigenous people are timeless themes, and a deconstruction of “The Tempest” is certainly an effective approach to exploring them.
The emotional energy was stunning, as were the verbal and physical acrobatics. The many clever and funny moments were most entertaining.
So many familiar lines from Shakespeare – it was fun to spot them and many were ingeniously integrated.
As Ross Hunt pointed out, there’s a lot to get your head around on a first viewing, so I wish I could have attended an earlier performance as well.
This was among the most gripping, pleasurable and challenging experiences I have had on the local theatre scene, and I’ve seen quite a few plays since beginning to follow it in 2007. What a group of talented actors you assembled! Several of them were also central to some of the other best productions I’ve enjoyed locally: “King Lear”, “The December Man” and “Oleanna”.
I’m glad that nasty hiatus is over. Looking forward to next time,