New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 30

Then I had to move Show # 1 from June to September , then swapped out Show # 2 in August with a smaller show , then cancelled both shows # 1 and # 2 , with the hope of doing our radio-style shows , Christmas show , and other special events from late October through December inside , with much cleaning and a socially distanced audience . But by late August it was apparent that we should cancel all inside productions through 2020 . Shows # 1 and # 2 , Possessing Harriet and Born Yesterday , are now scheduled for 2021 - fingers crossed - and I have a full 2021 season . Back in mid-March , James Rana , who ’ d been in the National Tour of The Band ’ s Visit ( he had been with the original production from the beginning , understudying Tony Shaloub and others ), came to visit Lee and me in Cape May when the tour closed due to the pandemic . Lee and I were in Cape May since I was directing a show at a local grade school and our radio-style Sherlock Holmes plays were performing . All of these productions concluded before the shutdowns

Then I had to move Show # 1 from June to September , then swapped out Show # 2 in August with a smaller show , then cancelled both shows # 1 and # 2 , with the hope of doing our radio-style shows , Christmas show , and other special events from late October through December inside , with much cleaning and a socially distanced audience . But by late August it was apparent that we should cancel all inside productions through 2020 . Shows # 1 and # 2 , Possessing Harriet and Born Yesterday , are now scheduled for 2021 - fingers crossed - and I have a full 2021 season . Back in mid-March , James Rana , who ’ d been in the National Tour of The Band ’ s Visit ( he had been with the original production from the beginning , understudying Tony Shaloub and others ), came to visit Lee and me in Cape May when the tour closed due to the pandemic . Lee and I were in Cape May since I was directing a show at a local grade school and our radio-style Sherlock Holmes plays were performing . All of these productions concluded before the shutdowns

Watch James Rana read “ The Lighthouse ” by Edgar Allan Poe

NJ STAGE - ISSUE 75

INDEX

NEXT ARTICLE

30