Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Theme Day: Lines


Here is Angelica Howland reviewing her lines before a performance of the play “Doubt” at the Herberger Theatre in downtown Phoenix. Matthew Wiener, the play’s director and April Smith, the stage manager were kind enough to let me back stage before a performance of this beautifully staged play written by John Patrick Shanley. Angelica gave a perfect performance playing Sister James as did the rest of the superb cast. Matthew is the artistic director for Actor’s Theatre, a company that is dedicated to providing theatre that is passionate, thought provoking, and designed to add to the social dialogue. The play “Doubt” certainly fills all of those commitments.
Posted in the theatre lobby, was a dry-erase board where audience members could share their opinions about the play. By the time I left, the board was full of lines of dialogue representing the divergent views the play always elicits from the audience.

14 comments:

Hilda said...

I like your take on the theme day, Sharon!

Sounds like a very interesting play, if it can elicit such diverse reactions from the audience. I hope someone decides to produce it here in Metro Manila.

Petrea said...

Ha ha, Sharon, great minds think alike! And what a nice shot you took. I saw this show when it played at the Pasadena Playhouse and it is indeed provocative. Thanks for sharing.

Hyde DP said...

a great choice for the theme

Laurie said...

Sharon, you and Petrea really are on the same wavelength! I love this shot -- intimate and expectant. I love moments backstage before a performance.

Jilly said...

Nice choice and a lovely photograph. Like your way of seeing lines. Petrea did the same.

marcinko said...

Awesome, Sharon!

Jackie said...

Ooh, that's very creative!

Pat said...

I would say you didn't follow the party line on theme day. Congrats and well done!

glenda said...

Love your take on the theme day lines. Attended "Doubt" with friends and after had a great discussion. No one seemed to be on the same page.

Wayne said...

A very clever interpretation of the theme Sharon. Even if I'd thought of it I doubt i'd get up the nerve to ask to go backstage.

Doubt is playing in Vancouver now. Reviews are good, haven't seen it.

Tash said...

Excellent selection for TD! Well done.

Dusty Lens said...

Now thi sis creative version for lines, bravo!

Tanya said...

Clever, clever, CLEVER!

Lisa Wilson said...

What a cool idea!!