Sunday, May 12, 2013
Journey to India, Africa, New Orleans and cruise the Blue Danube in search of a vicious serial killer.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Act 4Scene 2~ Curtain Opens ~The enchanted island's port village square.[ Freddie's yacht sits on the dark, stormy sea in the distance. All her passengers are coming ashore. The village is deserted and beset with wind and rain.]Enter YOLANDA, OWEN, EMEYLE and all the PASSENGERS/WEDDING GUESTS from FREDDIE'S yacht, all rushing from the dock to the shelter of the hotel.YOLANDA( SHOUTING over the HOWLING WIND)If the village is abandoned, are you quite sure we should stay here?EARL(SHOUTING)There's no turning back now. We can't make it back to the yacht.[EMEYLE runs out of the hotel, back into the rain. EARL grabs her and forces her back towards the hotel.]EMEYLE(Hysterical)He's not in the hotel! Owen's gone missing.EARL(Sternly, dragging her back into the hotel)He'll be very upset when he returns to the hotel and finds you're not there.[EARL and YOLANDA drag EMEYLE into the hotel.]ENTER the fairies, SEWDEW, SEAMINT and SEABEAN. They flit about in the wind until they spy what they are looking for in the window flower box of TOOT'S SWEETS BAKERY.(SEADEW flickers over and snatches the bag off the window box. It is so heavy that she falls to the ground with it.)SEADEW(Dazed)I didn't expect it would be full.(SEAMINT and SEABEAN gather round and watch as SEADEW opens the sack.)SEAMINTNot one coin has been delivered![SEAMINT puts his hands on his hips and taps his foot impatiently.]SEABEANWhat kind of tooth fairy is this!?[SEABEAN scratches his head.][SEADEW rises and points to the window display. There lies the TOOTH FAIRY/BIZZ BAFF THE BISCUIT BASHER, sleeping on her back, her legs propped up on a wedding cake and her head resting in a bed donuts. She has biscuits in her hands resting over her heart.]SEADEWThe kind with a sweet tooth!SEAMINTBizz Baff The Biscuit Basher![SEAMINT and SEABEAN buzz into the shop, lift up the sleeping BIZZ BAFF and carry her outside. They place her next to SEADEW beneath the flower box. BIZZ BAFF has donuts and cupcakes sticking to her hair and wings.]SEADEWWake up, sweet Bizz Baff! Thou art in a sugared sleep. Rowan commands thee to return. Gather ye teeth another night.[BIZZ BAFF yawns, stretches, realizes she has biscuits in her hands, bites one and speaks with her mouth full.]BIZZ BAFF(With mouth full of cookies)This order provokes me to unact heavy deeds.SEAMINTWhat deeds undo? Uneat and unsleep? Not one coin has been traded for one tooth!SEABEANThis heavy sack speaks for thee!BIZZ BAFFAnd THIS sack has teeth enough to make thee bite thy tongue![BIZZ BAFF produces a huge sack of baby teeth. SEABEAN, SEAMINT and SEADEW look into sack and are amazed and puzzled.]BIZZ BAFFUnder pillows, under heads,In nearby and far away beds,Well served I the Fairy Queen,Trading each tooth lost tonight,With sapphires blue and emeralds green,Rubies red and diamonds bright!Thus every tooth looser did I reach!With treasure I gathered from yonder beach.[SEABEAN, SEAMINT and SEADEW all cover their faces and groan.]SEAMINTThat same beach was tonight visited by the Groach who scatters her enchanted jewels in the sand so that she may eat those who find them.SEABEANHurry! Rowan will tell us how we may yet save the children!SEABEAN, SEAMINT, SEADEW and BIZ BAFF exit in a hurry~ Curtain Closes ~~ To Be Continued ~
The first thing necessary when writing a play about fairies is access to places where they hang out. Gardens are a good start.
It makes a good impression upon the Fairy Kingdom if you arrive by elephant and bring an exceptional picnic basket full of wondrous treats.
A nice leafy salad is a good bet. There are plenty of good fairy cookbooks available if you're looking for a new recipe.
You may have to go on foot, once the forest gets thick.
Don't worry about bringing a walking stick. They tend to fall out of the trees just when you need one.
Look closely or you might just miss them.
Sometimes when I'm too busy to travel to the forest, I find the fairies will come to me as I day dream on the stage. Just be careful not to fall asleep or you may wake up with acorns in your nose.
We hope you have enjoyed this behind the scenes look at the making of ANOTHER MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
Act 4Scene 1~ Curtain Opens ~The Temple of the GODDESS ARTEMIS.Enter OBERON and his fairies, all heavily armed. A VOTRESS stands on the steps of the temple.VOTRESSYou must return with the blue diamond.OBERONVotress, where is Titania?VOTRESSIt is as I told you. When the stone is here, only then will Titania appear.PUCKDoes the great Goddess Artemis only protect virgins who give her jewels?[ PUCK lunges towards the VOTRESS but OBERON holds him back. ]VOTRESSThe Artemis Stone is a weapon, stolen from this temple. Do not underestimate its power like you overestimate Titania's continence.PUCKMaster, let me make this hag tell us the truth![ OBERON yanks PUCK back again, harshly.]OBERON( To Votress)We will bring you the stone. Well I know where it is.[ The VOTRESS turns and goes inside the temple. OBERON motions for his train to follow him. They begin to exit.]PUCK(to Oberon)Master, how do you know where it is? Is it not with your Queen? Have you seen it since?OBERONThe hideous blue adorns the breastplate of Mab. We go to crack it now like the shell of a boiled crab.[ Exit OBERON and his army of fairies. ][Enter ROWAN. She kneels at the foot of the steps of the temple. The GODDESS ARTEMIS appears.]ROWANI stole the stone. I meant to free Oberon from the curse and then return it before it was missed.~ CURTAIN CLOSES ~~ To Be Continued ~
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