first off, forgive any typos as i am in the hotel busisness center at the regional octa fest (and I have had a glass or two of wine) so i am not going to follow the same ordinary procedures for writing tonights entry.
it has been a fun day at octa regionals, we have seen 5 excerpts, and i would say at this point that my personal favorite of the day was our neighbor to the north Playmakers Civic Theatres presentation of DONT HUG ME,it was funny and evenly presented, Jeff was hysterical as a “bad Elvis” and the rest of the cast represented the northcoast of the region very well. i just spoke with old friends nadine and dale who mentioned that several of the cast members had never been to a regional fest before and then to have their cutting receive good comments from the adjudicators and lots of laughs and applause from the audience was very rewarding. i also saw old friend and blog reader Monette, dave, jan, and brenda, along with many other PCT members helping out.
todays cuttings also featured Back Swamp Players’ MOMMAS BOYS, with author Steve in the cast as well, William County’s THE LION IN WINTER, Van Wert’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS and Jesters Roving Players, GODSPELL. Although the day was a little on the heavy side it was still a fun day highlighted with strong dramatic performances along with brief comic moments.
Tomorrow brings 3B Productions’ SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Harlequins’ RAVENSCOFT and Fort Findlay Playhouse with ‘NIGHT MOTHER.
This evenings banquet as well as last night welcoming reception was held at THE FORT and hosted by owners/fellow theapians Jerry and Roger, a HUUUGE thanks to them for all their hospitality.
The cafe-atorium at Fort Jennings High School is a nice place, although I thought the crowds were kind of small at times , many other familiar faces were there to support the biggest and strongest region in OCTA., Marty, Cathy, Fairy , the other Mitch, John F and Kathleen (even though we havent alwasys been able to save eachother) Ginny , Donna and Barb rounded out the dinner table. then a MOOOST and i do mean MOOST intreresting and eye opening cocktail hour with Randy W, Amy, Ruth Ann and others wil be sure to give me some of the craziest non chicken eating dreams ive had in some time,, wow !! you guys sure know how to make a guys jaw drop!
well i suppose if i want to have a little more energy than i did today i better turn in and get reay for those morning excerpts..
untill then… On With The Festival!