Today's performance was far better. The actors had high energy and the large audience seemed to be transfixed by what they were watching. Eric Billitzer, as Sheriff Heck Tate, did a bit of brilliant improvisation at one point when fire engine sirens screamed a block away at the same time a large (and loud) jet flew directly overhead. Afterwards, one audience member declared it was the best performance she had seen in Carlson Park since the 1st play she had seen there in 1996. (Okay, I confess, the comment came from the Ancient One's Wife Donna. But she does not give that kind of high praise very often.)
Obviously, the judge could not take pictures, but his camera was in the capable hands of Heidi Dotson on Saturday and she snapped away. A sampling of the results follows:
Those are all that I'll post now! I hope to add captions plu pictures from other photographers later. AT least these give a flavor of opening weekend. Enjoy!