It's been a while since a good update, so it's time I got to it!
I started work on Macbeth with New York Classical Theatre seventeen days ago (July 10th), and I couldn't be happier with the work I've been doing. We rehearse in Battery Park, right by the beautiful water and under some very tall sycamore trees. The water provides a cool, salty breeze and the trees give us all the shade we need on those hot days. It's an incredibly refreshing setting for a guy that hails from a much more rural part of the country. Though I am lucky enough to live right by a public park, I find myself continuously searching for more green in my life. Thus, this rehearsal process is almost cathartic for me. I arrive to rehearsal nearly 45 minutes early every day so that I can walk around the park and take in the air, and I usually stay about 15 minutes after so I can enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty.
Tomorrow will be rehearsal #16, and tech #1. This weekend will be full of many challenges I'm sure, as we'll be tech-ing every day, but this cast and crew has been incredibly easy to work with and I know that trend will continue. Monday will be preview #1 and then we're off to the races! Official opening is on August 9th and we'll continue until the 27th. It's going to be a great show, full of much violence, many a sword and lots of sweaty people. Please, if you're looking for a good night, come join us! The performances are FREE and I'd love to see as many familiar faces as possible, so let me know if you're able to make it.
The poster for the show is attached below and you can find all the important details there!
*Side note - gotta give a shout out to Stephanie Klapper Casting and Director Stephen Burdman for assembling an awesome cast!