This might have been my favorite day in the sixteen year history of Saratoga Shakespeare and certainly my proudest day as Artistic Director.
On Tuesday night we enjoyed a remarkably successful opening of CYRANO in Congress Park. It was both well attended and very well received – the audience loved it! It was a perfect performance on a comfortable Saratoga evening. After the performance we convened at the Putnam Den for an opening night celebration.
On Wednesday we began rehearsals for both ROMEO AND JULIET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. After a fascinating introduction to the production by David Girard (director of R&J and Associate Artistic Director for Engagement), he and Doug Seldin (Fight Director) began staging the production with nine members of our professional acting company. At the same time, in our other studio, Tim Dugan (Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education) began rehearsals with our wonderful intern company. That night, of course, we all returned to the park for another performance of CYRANO.
We have never enjoyed so much creative and positive energy at one time!
Lary Opitz, Artistic Director