This semester, I’ve had the great fortune of being cast in the Wittenberg Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of the Shakespeare comedy “As You Like It.” Our month and a half of daily hard work has come to fruition and finally got to be shared with the rest of the Wittenberg and Springfield community, as the show opened last night in our very own Chakeres Memorial Theatre.
In the production, I play a character named Amiens, a lord of the court, who accompanies his duke into exile, and wanders jollily in the forest with his band of jovial companions. What makes my character unique is that he gets to sing and play guitar in the forest, bringing smiles to all of our faces. Opening night tends to be a little bit more nervous that usual, since it’s really the first time you’re going through the motions before the eyes of an actual audience. It only gets better from there, though. “As You Like It” will have another three performances, the last one being this Sunday afternoon – come along and bring your friends!
In other news, the end of next week ushers in Spring Break. At the same time, we woke up this morning to .. snow. Yes, more snow. What was rain last night had become snowfall in the morning. I’m no meteorologist, but it seems like the weather can’t quite make up its mind about whether to be cold or warm, so it seems perpetually (hopefully not) stuck in this purgatory of rain/ice/snow.
One more week to sleep and freedom,