We welcome your comments about the Actors season. Post general comments or questions here. 

For specific plays, check out the 2008-09 Season and 2007-08 Season.


5 Responses

  1. We miss seeing a “live” actor deliver the pre-curtain speach at the performances. While the message is delivered in the canned version, it seems few pay attention (i.e., cell phones still ring, candy wrappers are opened, etc.)

    Isn’t the point of theatre to see the actors (not just hear them?)

  2. Pam,
    Thanks for your comment.
    We definitely lament the fact that some people seem to miss the message about cell phones and candy wrappers, whether that message is a live or recorded curtain speech.
    We prefer to have live actors do the curtain speeches. We have actually been continuing to bring this back for many productions and hope to do so more often.
    The reason that some shows have recorded curtain speeches is often due to an artistic decision on the part of the director. They may feel that a live pre-show speech will detract from the tone that is being set for the top of the show; for example, the appearance of another actor onstage, even for a curtain speech, could undercut the power of a first entrance for the play itself.
    I hope that answers your question and thank you for attending Actors!

  3. I am a 13 year old girl 8th grade at moore traditional school. We came to the play dracula on thursday sep,20,07 and it was awesom. I was sitting on the first row on the side where the sound player was i thought that was where most of the action was. Me and my friends where they where pulling my jacket apart when all of the scary action began to start. My favroit chacater was lucy she was the only alive girl in the play. I LOVE her hair it was pretty and red like mine but her’s was a lighter color but at the end of the play it was messed up. I am hoping to see the play again this friday after school if it is still playing after school but most likely i will see i againg with my friends this tuseday because we have no school that day and i dont think the play is open monday.I have allways loved to act and maby someday i will be an actor too. I hope to see the play againg as the actors bring the story alive. I hope good luck to ms. sullivan hwo died next to me on the staircase in the play. see u soon. bye

  4. Words cannot begin to describe how much my students and I enjoyed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” today. Most of them had never seen a live production, so it was a first time event, and the perfect one to start with! Setting the show in the 1960s was incredible. I have not laughed that hard in a long time! Thanks for a great experience!

  5. Awesome post! Is bread the better for kneading? so is the heart. Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

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