Dear Friends of River Company,
It's so gloomy I have my desk lamp going. It's nearly noon! But, do not despair. It is now only three weeks till the Winter Solstice, and our Northern Hemisphere will begin to point back to the sun. Something to look forward to.
Speaking of; our hotly anticipated production The Witch of Harpswell has been released on the video sharing site, Youtube. If you haven't already watched it, please do set aside 45 minutes and take in what is possible with a set of intrepid actors from around Lincoln County, a hot new script and an assortment of internet connection speeds! The performance was recorded in a single take about a week ago, with Nick Azzaretti at the helm of the recording software and Allison Eddyblouin narrating the imagined action. I'm so proud have been part of the production, complete with authentic costumes and considered back drops. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Up next, with a release date of December 15th, is A Christmas Carol. This is perhaps our most ambitious Zoom performance yet, with a large cast and scenes filmed over recent weeks to accommodate schedules. This gave us a chance to try multiple takes at the dialogue and capture something uplifting and magical, and true to the spirit of the tale (my favorite Christmas story).
Today is Giving Tuesday, and we would be honored if you would consider our theater group in your donations this year. Donations can be made by writing a check to:
PO Box 101
Or at this link: www.rivercompany.org/join