Monday, May 03, 2010

Shakespeare Under the Live Oaks

Lachlan and I wandered over to School Road yesterday morning to watch a portion of the dress rehearsal for A Midsummer Night's Dream. The play will be performed outdoors on two alternating stages -- the "live oak stage" next to Books to be Red, and the parking area in front of Deepwater Theater. Lachlan was fascinated by the costumes and the action (I don't think he got much of the plot). He said he "had the best seat in the house" (in the crook of a cedar tree).

The play is an Ocracoke high school production, but because of the size of our school the cast includes younger children as well as several adults from the community. It is quite an undertaking...and lots of fun!

Come on out for the shows: Thursday (May 6) & Friday (May 7) at 5 pm, and Sunday (May 9) at 2 pm. Tickets ($6 for adults & $4 for kids) are available at the school office, or from director Charles Temple (252-921-0462).

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous11:39 PM

    Philip, I got some great pics of L watching avidly the first rehearsals.. I will send some to you......

    If you could get some great shots in the parking area too... and any with the Tiny House too.. I'd love to see.... wishing I was there.. best to u and urs... Warner

  2. Warner -- would love to see the pictures. I'll ask Amy to take some of rehearsals (she's a better photographer than I am...and enjoys it more). Can you believe Ocracoke is doing Shakespeare? I'm sure it's a first!

  3. Anonymous11:15 AM

    So wish u would pull ur finger out.... (esp. after the LAH China deal) and join facebook... easy to share then...

  4. Anonymous2:10 PM

    Facebook OH NO! Next you will be getting a TV!