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What Kind of Post? It’s a Mystery!

This is a Post-Rehearsal Post, a Throwback Thursday Post, and still under the heading of All He Laughed Himself to Death All The Time.  Hey, that makes this a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post as well!  Or am I spreading myself too thin?  Oh yeah, like I could ever be thin!  Maybe if I go back on the South Beach Diet for a LONG time!  But never mind that, on with the post!

We had an excellent rehearsal for He Laughed Himself to Death, the murder mystery we are putting on to benefit the Herkimer County Historical Society in a mere two days.  I think it will be a lot of fun.

A suspicious bunch, to say the least!

Since I once again neglected to take any pictures at tonight’s rehearsal, I thought I would pep up the post with a picture from a previous murder mystery.  This was the cast of A G.R.A.V.E. Murder, which we presented a few years ago, also to benefit the historical society.  You see, this is where Throwback Thursday comes in.

A dramatic moment, captured on film.

Here is a rehearsal shot from another murder mystery, whose title escapes me.  How embarrassing.  All I can really think about, though, is how much better I liked my hair in that ultra-short ‘do (I am the one on the far left).

Be all that as it may, I repeat for the benefit of local readers that He Laughed Himself to Death will be presented Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Herkimer Elks Club, 124 Mary St., Herkimer, NY.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $35 and are available at the Herkimer County Historical Society, 315-866-6413.

 

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Will I Have the Last Laugh?

I meant to make a post using more pictures taken on a recent walk, but those pictures are on my phone and here I am on my Tablet.  Still, the phone is on the coffee table.  I could pick it up and look…

Or not.  My only purpose now is to make a Post-Rehearsal Post.  And I might even eat an ice cream cone out of the freezer before I do so.

It is not actually chocolate running down this head.

I put in an unrelated picture to show the passage of time while I ate ice cream.  I do not remember if I actually used this picture to give a shout-out to Yettys Pizza and Pasta of Herkimer, NY.  I must look at my past posts and make sure I have done so.

Did somebody say murder mystery?

I scrolled through my Media Library till I found a picture of a murder mystery, because the rehearsal I was at was for a murder mystery: He Laughed Himself to Death.  It will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Herkimer Elks Lodge, to benefit Herkimer County Historical Society.

I just now copied this from Facebook.

Now I have given a proper shout-out to the murder mystery.   I am going to bill this as a Non-Sequitur Thursday Post,  because I have been a little all over the place.  If only I could think of a sufficiently random headline, my life would be perfect.

 

I Haven’t Murdered Anybody in a While

Who knew I would be doing a Post-Rehearsal Post again so soon (and don’t bother saying YOU knew, because I will not believe you) (you know who you are, and that’s all you know) (but I digress).  It is not a full-on play, like Love’s Labour’s Lost, but an interactive murder mystery, such as I love to write and perform.

Full disclosure: it is a previously performed script.  We have less lead time than usual, so the best I could do was revive one previously done for another venue.  I had some re-writing to do, though, because we have two fewer actors to work with.  This accomplished, some excellent actors recruited, and we are on our way.

The mystery is He Laughed Himself to Death, which we originally presented in 2017.  Goodness, that was five years ago.  How the time flies.  Anyways, we had our first meeting tonight.  We read through the script, talked about characters and clues, and set the rest of our rehearsals.  Alas, I did not take any pictures.

I feel like poo when I don’t have any pictures!

I found a previous illustration of some fake poo used in the original production.  I still have it and, surprisingly enough, know where it is, so it will make a repeat appearance.  The bigger poo was also featured in Donate to Murder, to great comic effect (I do not exaggerate; it was very funny).

He Laughed Himself to Death will be presented to benefit the Herkimer County Historical Society on Saturday,  Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. at Herkimer Elks Lodge.  For more information,  contact the society at 315-866-6413.

 

 

What’s Wrong with a Post-Rehearsal Post, Anyways?

I think I have time for a Pre-Rehearsal Post before my ride picks me up, but is it the best use of my time?  The more I think about it, the more flustered I get.  Now I am getting heart palpitations.  Or is that heartburn because I ate the wrong thing for supper?  As regular readers know,  most of my problems fall under the heading Operator Error.

Someone’s in trouble.

I threw in a picture from last night’s rehearsal, to try to get myself back on track.  Hmm… It’s no use.  My brain is not responding.  Not an unusual situation for me,  you may justly observe.

That is where I gave into my nerves, saved what I had, and logged out.  Now it is after rehearsal and I would like to finish this post before I go to bed.  I am not as exhausted as I felt yesterday, so I’ve got that going for me.

An amusing pair indeed.

As I keep saying, there are many funny parts in the play.  I keep sharing them with my husband Steve, with the result that he says now he does not need to go see the play.  I shall not repeat the error with my blog readers.

I took a lot of shots of this scene.

Once again, Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare will be presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14 at 1 p.m. at Benton’s Landing in Little Falls, NY, as part of Little Falls Canal Celebration. Admission is free.

Labouring Over Tired Tuesday

Hello and welcome to another Post-Rehearsal Post.  There will not be many more of these.  For one reason, we do not have many more rehearsals.  Yikes!  Opening Performance is in just four days!

Regular readers know I am talking about Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, being staged by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company as part of Little Falls Canal Celebration this weekend. I just got back from a dress rehearsal.  I brought my Tablet and took a few pictures.

It was hard to get one where everybody showed.  

I will need to work on getting a few shots of the scenes I am in.  And maybe get a few staged shots to really show the costumes.

Another funny scene.

I am still laughing out loud over some of the bits in this play.  I have some very funny castmates.

This was an earlier scene. Should I have gone in order?

I guess I do not have a whole lot else to say about rehearsal.  I am going to say that is OK for a Tired Tuesday Post.  For one reason,  I want to go to bed NOW.

I will probably spread my pictures out over a few posts.  After all, it is All Love’s Labour’s Lost All The Time.

Once again, performances are at Benton’s Landing in Little Falls, NY Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14 at 1 p.m.

 

Post-Rehearsal Monster?

Well, I missed making a Pre-Rehearsal Post, but I hope to come up with something before heading off to bed.  I am also hoping that by taking time to make a blog post, the fan I just put in my bedroom window will have time to cool that room off somewhat.  It seemed a little cooler outdoors than previously.  Oh, I know, I know, it could be a lot worse.  At least we have fans and electricity to run them.  I am not a complete ingrate.

Totally me. In more ways than one.

Full disclosure:  I tend to be dramatic about many things, not just the heat.  As regular readers know, theatre is my life!  We had a pretty good rehearsal earlier.  Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures.  I suppose I have not shared all I took at an earlier rehearsal.  Unfortunately, they are on my Tablet, and I am on my laptop (dining room table top, as regular readers may recall) (I always feel I have to reiterate these things, like saying I am pecking in one letter at a time with the stylus when I am on the Tablet.  I hope my readers do not find it tiresome).

I guess she told him!

There!  I got on the Tablet and found one I like.  I need to take some more rehearsal pictures.  Perhaps tomorrow, when we will be in costume.  I hope I have time to press my Rosaline dress.  It is a little wrinkly.  It is OK if my Jacquenetta outfit is a little rough; she is, after all, a base wench.

In the meantime, I am over 250 words.  I find that respectable, especially for a Monstrous Monday (since I included the Wicked Witch of the West, I think we can count this as a Monstrous Monday post).  I will just mention once again that my rehearsal was for Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, being presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company, Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, 1 p.m., at Benton’s Landing, Little Falls as part of Little Falls Canal Celebration.  Admission is free!

 

Post-Rehearsal Post with Pics

Well, I think I finally upgraded my WordPress account and can share new pictures.   I think I did it wrong and paid more than I had to, but never mind that. Let’s see some new pictures!

Forsooth, and stuff!”

I took some pictures at yesterday’s rehearsal for Love’s Labour’s Lost, the Shakespeare play being presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company during the Canal Days celebrations in Little Falls,  NY this August.  Wow, what a mouthful.  And not nearly as graceful a mouthful as some of our speeches.

Another dramatic moment.

Full disclosure: I really took these pictures in hopes of submitting them with an article I hope to write for Mohawk Valley Living magazine.  As of this posting I have not yet written said article.  Judge me if you are so inclined.

Here’s some Love’s Labour’s Lost!

Here is another disclosure:  I am sitting on my front porch, pecking in one letter at a time with the stylus on my Tablet, looking up every so often to watch it get dark (one of my favorite things to do), and I am tired.  I shall end this post with some information I should perhaps have shared earlier.

Love’s Labour’s Lost will be presented Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14 at 1 p.m. at Benson’s Landing, Little Falls, NY.  Local readers, I hope to see you there.

 

I Entertain a Blog Post

How about a Post-Rehearsal Post? I would normally end that sentence with a period not a question mark, since I intend to go ahead and make the post anyways. However, this evening I entertain doubts of my ability to do so.

By the way, “entertain doubts” is one of my favorite expressions. When you entertain doubts, how do you do it? Do you invite them into your parlor and serve tea? Or do you do a little song and dance, maybe some stand-up comedy? I lean towards the latter, being a theatre geek, but the idea of treating doubts as my honored guest also has its appeal.

But I digress.

I am doubting my ability to make a blog post, because I have a whanging headache (no, autocorrect, I do not mean a changing headache; I wish it would change!). I started to get it at rehearsal, as the sun seemed to set right into my eyes. It was even worse on the ride home. Kim was driving, so I must count my blessings. I took a couple extra strength acetaminophens when I got home, so that is another blessing I can count.

So this is my blog post. I can bill it as a Tired Tuesday or a Blogger’s Sick Day, but I guess it is really yet another Post About Why I Can’t Make a Blog Post. Once again, thank you for tuning in.

Post Rehearsal Post

I thought for a change I would do a Post Rehearsal Post. I know, I almost always have a Lame Post Friday, but for one reason, I have had a number of lame posts lately.  For another, I would like to begin plugging A Trivial Murder, the interactive dinner theatre we are putting on to benefit Herkimer County Historical Society.  Regular readers might remember that mystery was originally scheduled for last October but was postponed.  It has been rescheduled for March 23, and we are in rehearsal mode.

Full disclosure: there was actual wine in those glasses.

The mystery begins with a toast to Jack German, the previous host of Who Knows Herkimer History? He died under mysterious circumstances.  Somebody claims to know something about those circumstances. Will he or she meet with an untimely end?

 

One taking notes, one grief-stricken, one blase. Which is sincere?

 

The plot thickens!  Of course, I cannot tell you much about the actual plot, since I am hoping to entice local readers to attend the murder mystery.  I think it is going to be highly entertain, but perhaps I flatter myself.

Accusations fly!

A Trivial Murder is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at Little Falls Travel Lodge, doors open at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show.  For more information, contact Herkimer County Historical Society at 315-866-6413.