Dear Friends of River Company,
My favorite month! Reach for those neatly folded sweaters at the back of the drawer and witness the foliage blush from the touch of Autumn, then anticipate nervously Winter's cold embrace...
At River Company, we just had an exciting Zoom meeting (such a thing still exists I assure you) and I have some noteworthy news to share with you. No in-person performances yet, but read on!
First, we're looking for actors to audition for a Zoom performance of A Christmas Carol for our Holidays Fundraiser this year. Please email Nick, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We've got a handle on online performance thanks to our recent internet shows, The Spooky House and How He Lied to Her Husband. These shows are available to watch on our YouTube Channel.
Following on from that, we have our third YouTube performance in production. Nick Azzaretti, Soren Barker and Emily Randel take on Anton Chekhov's The Boor. First performed in October 1888, this looks like a hot and happening hoot..., but how does one stage a duel over Zoom, I wonder?
Next, River Company board member Allison Eddyblouin reports some great progress on her project, The Witch of Harpswell. River Company was awarded a grant from the Maine Arts Commission to create a new play based on the folk-tale of the same name. Together with local historical fiction author and Harpswell resident, James L. Nelson, Allison has put together a script and has begun the careful process of fine-tuning it to perfection. "It stays true to the folk-tale as much as possible," said Allison, "But we've made a few artistic choices to add real depth to the characters and setting. It's been a wonderful and inspired journey for me, and working Jim is just terrific!"
I hope we continue to bump into each other outside the Post Office, if not the theater. Now, enjoy the cooler weather.