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07 June 2009 @ 06:53 pm
And Then Stuff Happened  
I apologize for the comments today... my brain departed in the Post-Dim Sum Overeating Haze of Rapture. XD

I'm telling you guys. Befriend someone who speaks Mandarin, and find a dim sum place. XD

Or come visit me, and you can come with my family. 8D

Well, most of it was pretty unremarkable, but last night I WENT AND SAW eltea IN MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR AND IT WAS SOOOO FRIGGINGGGG EXCELLENTTTTTTTTTT.

And more repeated letters as well. 8D

Okay, for those of you who don't know, eltea has been part of a professional Shakespeare company for five seasons now. *I* joined the unquantifiable fun the summer before I went to college, and it was seriously the greatest thing I've ever done -- even though it's an absolutely incredible amount of work, because you audition in December and start rehearsing in, like, February, straight through May. And we do two venues: a free one in June, which is a half-hour drive from our hometown, and then paying shows in the park here in July.



My season, we did "Pericles, Prince of Tyre," which involves a great deal of traveling and getting shipwrecked, as a Tales of the Arabian Nights kind of thing. How many people can say they spent their summer being a harem dancer, a gypsy whore, and a vestal priestess ALL IN THE SAME SHOW? (Not to mention a starving person and an average citizen and a scene-shift pro. XD) We also did "Julius Caesar" with a distinctly post-modern, 1984-ish, totalitarian flavor, and it was an amazing show. Plus we got big guns. XD

Anyway, the company also does one non-Shakespeare show every season (my year it was Tartuffe by Molière, which I wasn't in). And this season, they're doing Merry Wives, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Jungle Book (not the Disney adaptation. They did Beauty and the Beast as adapted by our superfriggingfantastic director last year, and it was AMAZING).

AND MERRY WIVES WAS ROFLMAO-STYLE FUNNY, and eltea was the greatest Anne Page in the history of the universe plz. 8D

And since our company is the theatrical equivalent of the Mafia, such that once you're in, you're in, I helped run the table at the front and handed out programs and stuff.

Me, before the show: I think I may go mad with the power.
Eltea: And take over the world, one Shakespeare festival at a time?

...I'm working on it.

Anyway, I'm going to be Moth the fairy in Midsummer when it's at the venue down here. And it's going to be LEEEEGIIIIIT.

...so that was yesterday. XD

Then I got up this morning and had sixty-three unread messages in my Inbox. XD

Okay. That's all I've got. XD

Feeling: satisfiedsatisfied
On the Radio: "Wait" - Earshot
Rex: DN - L + mello + near + matt + Lighticequeenrex on June 8th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
Shakespeare plays are awesome, ohyes. :D

I am....totally waiting for a picspam of that performance, from the both of you!! 8D

Lol, it's funny; I'm doing King Lear at school, crazyboutremmy is doing Hamlet and you guys just did Merry Wives of Windsor, so yes, Shakespeare all around!! :D
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
Indeed! ^_^

eltea obliged with a picspam of Merry Wives, and never fear; I'll spam the shit out of you poor dears with Midsummer! >D

And with... everything. :P

I love both Lear and Hamlet! FULL APPROVAL! 8D And our company's done both of them, though I only saw Hamlet; I saw a theater company in Berkeley do Lear... *rambles moar* :P

Shakespeare should always permeate life, imo. 8DDDDD
goddess of this and thathappy_mystic on June 8th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
Damn, I want to be you.
Vitamin C: L and Wataritierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)

There's fun stuff everywhere if you look hard enough. ^^
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Vitamin C: Matsudatierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
No one ever performed it at our high school, which was probably a good thing, since reading it aloud in English classes was bad enough, the way the "aye"s and "methought"s got mangled. XD

Eltea is a generous soul. 8D With a camera. >D
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Vitamin C: Jethrotierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
That's not information I'm comfortable revealing on the public forum of the internet, which is why I went to such great lengths to avoid saying it in the entry. ;)
Vitamin C: L - Bluetierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
I hadn't since third grade when I did joined the company after in '07. Then I did a thing for charity freshman year, and this year I took the Intro to Acting class, so that's been fun. ^^ I mostly just like attention. And performance. And whatever else. XD

Will's fun to read, too, though it really gains a TON on stage -- which makes sense, since this stuff was written to be performed.

Interesting choices. XD
marissaabitofadork7 on June 8th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Those Shakespeare plays sound so amazing. XD I want to be in one.

Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
They're really fun, but it's a LOT of work. XD Most people don't realize that acting is a profession for a reason -- you have to be professional about it, a ton of work goes into the finished product, and it's surprisingly exhausting. XD But it's also awesome, which is why we keep coming back and asking for more. :D
marissaabitofadork7 on June 9th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Oh, I know about how much effort goes into acting. Like, back during the winter months, when I did Odyssey of the Mind, it was a group of 7-8 kids, and we had to:

a) write a script
b) create props
c) create the set


d) keep it all under 8 minutes

So I know how it is. But it's totally worth it in the end. XD
Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on June 9th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, eltea and I made a movie once, which was composed of fifteen smaller movies, which required well over a hundred props and costume pieces... it was horrible and amazing. XD The Shakespeare stuff is a lot like... "Can you keep your energy level at 110% percent after two hours of being on and off stage and not forgetting your scene shifts, costume changes, and props?" XD
marissaabitofadork7 on June 9th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Both sound like awesome experiences. XD
I MUST: mediavaldoorsabriel75 on June 8th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
The duo of awesomeness performs amazing feats of wonders for everyone to behold!

We would love to ooh and aah over some pictures too :)

Must come visit, I think, since the sushi here's great but the dim sum is well, non-existent. Such a pity. Methinks that alone is a reason to visit Cali... oh and because it's lovely there too!

See you found yourself some Earshot... do you like and want?

Edited at 2009-06-08 07:34 pm (UTC)
Vitamin C: Blue Rosetierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
\o/ :D

I'll make sure to take a zillion pictures when I get properly in on the action... it'll be a good excuse to picspam about the area, too. :D

Cali is a wonderful place for many reasons! :D eltea and I promise to show you everything that's awesome around here...! 8D

I do like! And wouldn't be able to refuse more if it's convenient...! ^^;
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Vitamin C: Mello - Reasonabletierfal on June 8th, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
It's the magic of LJ plus what I call the critical mass of Death Note fics on fanfiction.net -- plus the fact that one of my ancient HP fics just got rec'd over at the dramione_awards for the second time, which has brought in a whole host of new people who don't realize that author alerting me is a big mistake. XD
crazyboutremmycrazyboutremmy on June 9th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)

Oooooh I did Tartuffe for Theatre Studies last year in Year 11! And then we went and watched the modern adaptation, where Orgon was played by Barry Otto, you know the dad of that chick from Lord of the Rings? AND THERE WAS KISSING BETWEEN TARTUFFE AND ORGON IN THEIR POOL <33333333333333333 MODERN INTERPRETATION FTWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 9th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)

Ooh! :D And omglol that sounds super-intense. 8DDDD I'm kinda sad that James (who played Tartuffe) didn't have to make out with any guys because he's pretty hot. XD

Eltea: Jethro - Oh noeseltea on June 9th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
Vitamin C: Charles - Bluetierfal on June 9th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaaaaa, omg *dies* XD


*is okay now* XD