When Shall We Three Meet Again, in Thunder, Lightning, or in Rain?
Friday night's show went on... it was windy and cold, but the rain held off until after the last curtain calls. It was a great performance! Congrats, cast and crew!
Original article from May 9:
Next week the Berkley Manor property will be transformed into the Castle of Inverness. Upon the cistern stage, the players will strut and fret and bring to life William Shakespeare's darkest (and shortest) tragedy.
Charles Temple is producing and directing (and, by necessity, playing a small role), Molly Lovejoy is the stage manager, Chrisi Gaskill is props manger, and Heather Johnson is art director.
"We've developed a corps of experienced actors who are really showing the skills they developed over the last two years of plays," Charles said. He also mentioned that his production team "rocks out loud."
The cast are: Emmet Temple, Virginia Downes, Andrew Tillett, Cassandra Hagins, Trista Spencer, Caroline Temple, Bill Jones, Kevin Perez, Walt Padgett, Brian Pompeii, Carlos DeLao, Wyatt Norris, Zoi Tsousis, Deana Seitz, Shea Youell, and D.J. Lukefahr.
The cast and crew have some important people to thank: Jessie Morrissey for the amazing poster design; Village Thrift (Ocracoke), Something Old, Something New (Nag's Head) and Red's Army-Navy (Nag's Head) for donating and/or loaning costumes; Ocracoke Arts Council, Beaufort County Arts Council and NC Council of the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts for funding; Mike Nolan, The Berkley Club, Jamin Simmons, and Dare to Hyde for allowing them to use the Berkley as their setting.
"We feel very lucky to have help from the new owners of the Berkley," Molly said. "They've been really awesome."
Molly helped start the Ocracoke Theater Company two years ago when she pestered Charles into producing A Midsummer Night's Dream. As a senior, this will be her last production as a student at Ocracoke School. Cast member Virginia Downes is also graduating, and junior Emmet Temple will be leaving Ocracoke for the NC School of the Arts this fall. They both played in Midsummer in 2010 and We Must Kill Toni in 2011.
"This is the last year these people will be together," Molly said. "It's really impressive what we've been able to do in a few years."
Molly says she hopes people will come out to see Macbeth.
"If they come on Sunday for the last one, they'll see all the weeps," she said. ("Weeps" is the new lingo for "tears".)
Play dates are: May 16, 17, 18 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Berkley Manor. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children, and can be purchased in advance at the school office or at the door.