I’ll be taking two weeks off from my Saturday night gaming due to theatrical commitments. I’ve been cast in a role in the play “Who Dunit?” and will take part in seven performances that span the next two weeks. I play Harry an ex-con turned gardener/butler just one of the suspects in this wonderful play.
Yep, so there be no sound of dice rolling on my table Saturday night…
Alexander Arlington looks like he’s about to have a bad day… again. He has made a deal with the archangel, Michael, to find out who murdered him. There’s his secretary Miss Jenkins, The all american football player George Brewster, Harry the Gardener/Butler, Andrew Arlington the gambling addicted nephew, and then theres Vivian Odell the fiance.
“One of the most original comedy-mystery plots of all time. It first ran as a short story in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and was later a hit on “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, translated into a dozen foreign languages, reprinted in several anthologies. What happens when a famous mystery writer is murdered, goes to Heaven and discover’s that not even St. Michael knows who murdered him? There’s only one answer: Saint Michael sends him back to earth to relive the past twenty-four hours of his life in order to solve the murder before it is committed. The writer discovers everybody he knows has a good reason to kill him! And then – is he just going to sit there and let it happen a second time? So the writer must outwit both the murderer and the Archangel Michael.”
OH MY GEORGE PEPPARD!
Last night we kicked of our 2016-2017 Movie Night at The Station Theatre with a true Hollywood classic; Breakfast at Tiffany’s. After the summer break we traditionally launch our Movie Weekends in the fall kicking off with a mini film festival. Two years ago it was Alfred Hitchcock, then last year we did a Stanley Kubrick weekend. This year we decided to start off with Audrey Hepburn.
It’s always been one of my favourite Hepburn films. And it’s nice to see it up on the big screen once again in full sound as well.
Picking a movie is a hit and miss and you don’t know the size of the audience that will come and watch a movie. I’m always nervous when it comes to films since this is my spot on the board to come book films to be show during our Movie Weekends once a month. I don’t know if the movie will bring them in or not. But, it was nice a modest size in the theatre.
Tonight’s feature is Funny Face, Audrey Hepburn’s first musical and she is playing opposite Fred Astaire. Now, that’s like seeing a double rainbow in the sky. Even though the movie on it’s initial release was a box office disappointment. However, if did garner new life in it’s re-release in 1964 when “My Fair Lady” received excellent reviews and brought in the audience. Funny Face is a pretty slick little musical and it’s nice to see Hepburn and Astaire cut a rug on the screen.
We’ll be right back.
Yep, here I am back after a couple of weeks hiatus. My RPGaDAY blog didn’t go all that well and derailed when I got caught up in real life events that was happening. The final performances of “Bridge to Terabithia” and plus moving my middle child from home to residence in a Northern Ontario college where she will be taking acting classes to become better performer in the theatrical world.
It’s been a busy few weeks that’s for sure and now that the dust has settled. It’s time to focus on the stuff that I let sit on the back burner for a while: the internet. Also, jotted down some notes for adventures in game systems like: Living Steel, Quest of the Ancients, and Obsidian: The Age of Judgement as well. Because, you will never know when you have to break out a system and roll some dice.
Like the boy scouts motto: Be prepared.
The Bridge to Terabithia opens up this weekend at the Station Theatre with the first of seven performances, so I’ve been spending a lot of late nights at the theatre. On this production I’m doing the lighting and it’s been a little bit of a learning experience for me as well.
Now, time to play RPGaDay catch up.