Last night was the last rehearsal of Much Ado About Nothing before we move into Carlson Park in Culver City for the beginning of tech rehearsals leading up to the opening of Culver City Public Theatre's (CCPT) 2007 season on July 14. Both Much Ado and the Popcorn Children's Theatre production of King Midas will hold rehearsals in the park the next 2 Saturdays and Sundays. Some of the local residents enjoy watching these rehearsals to see how the play develops in the performance space.
Most everybody is now off book (unfortunately, that does not yet include The Ancient One) and developing their characters and on-stage relationships. Most of it looks good although some of us still have a long way to go. But we all will be ready for opening day.
Below are some pictures from last night's rehearsal. Thanks to friend and cast member Rex Hoss for taking the shots in which The Ancient One appears.
Ancient One (Dogberry) with Sharon Savene (Seacoal) [L] & Milton Chen (Oatcake) [R]
Jim R. Felton (Benedick) with Susan Odom (Margaret) [L] & Tanya Gorlow (Beatrice) [R]
And now back to running lines. . . .