One of the things that’s wonderful about my life these days is plumtreeblossom’s show in Theatre@First’s summer one-acts festival. Loads and loads of my friends are involved in the festival, and it’s going to be massive fun, but I’m going to be self-centered and talk just about plumtreeblossom’s show, because she is my honeywuzzle and she is directing it, and surrealestate, who introduced us, is in it (as are barumonkey, who demonstrated at a recent rehearsal that he can perform the play all by himself, saxikath, whom plumtreeblossom and I have worked with before, and Lev, who is blessed with talent from beyond the grave, but not with an LJ account), and I have been rehearsal-assisting with it.
plumtreeblossom is directing A Nice Danish Boy, which retells the confrontation between Hamlet and Gertrude with a Jewish twist. It was actually written for her — when “Shaken-up Shakespeare” was chosen as this summer’s festival theme, plumtreeblossom contacted playwright Mark Harvey Levine much of whose very funny work we’ve done before, to ask whether he had anything he thought might be appropriate. He didn’t (other than Shakespeare Lives, which we did when we did a whole festival of his plays in 2007), but he decided he wanted to write one! And it is very funny, and the cast is doing excellent things with it, and you should come see it, and a bunch of other awesome plays as well.
- Friday, July 16, 8:00pm
- Saturday, July 17, 8:00pm
- Sunday, July 18, 3:00pm (note time)
- Thursday, July 22, 8:00pm
- Friday, July 23, 8:00pm
- Saturday, July 24, 8:00pm
The show is at Unity Church on the corner of College Ave and Williams Court in Davis Square.
So plumtreeblossom is directing world premières two years in a row. :-)