Performed at: West Kingdom Twelfth Night, January 7, AS LI (2017)
About the Plays:
This is a set of performances combined into one, three period pieces, the West Kingdom Choir performed, and Juan Santiago did some magic. This is the 'set':
Misc. Odd Quotes and Things:
One difficulty is that the event was held in Reno (Nevada). The problem is that after several years of serious drought, a rebound in the weather caused travel problems. Some folk went by train, some by car, and a few even flew to Reno. Coming home was the worst, if you left after a certain time on Sunday, some folk got stuck. The train had problems. All kinds of foo.
All of this meant logistical problems. The set was reduced to a smaller set than normal, among other things.
The performance itself came off fine, which can be seen by the video linked to below.
On the Golden Stag Player Channel on YouTube: A Series of Inappropriate Events OR
West Kingdom History Website: A Series of Inappropriate Events.
Available through the usual source ...: Golden Stag Player Videos.
The Farce of the Kettle Maker (Author/Source Unknown)
For the songs by the West Kingdom Choir, you would need to talk to Alessandro Cantori; the lyrics for the rounds are below (in the "From the Program" part of the page).
The Farce of the Miller (Author/Source Unknown)
There is no script for "Magic by Santiago" ... duh.
The script for Pyramus and Thisbe can be found in any copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.
From The Program:
Prologue: Juan Santiago
|The Farce of the Kettle Maker|
|Directed by Rose de Le Mans|
|Wife||Katherine de Langelei|
|Kettle Maker||Margrethe Astrid Ravn|
|The West Kingdom Choir|
|Directed by Alessandro Cantori|
|Maxen Dawel ap Morgan, Catherine Holcombe of Arden, Aasa Thorvaldsdottir, Katherine de Langelei, Aimeric de Foix, Carwenna Cornovi, Cera inghenna Corbbi, Collette de Reyncheval, Elizabeth of Dendermond, Geoffrey John, Geoffrey Mathias, Rebecca da Firenze, Thomas the Brewer, Vyncent atte Wodegate, Yngvildr Þorgilsdottir|
|The Farce of the Miller|
|Directed by Ghislaine d'Auxerre|
|The Miller||Iricus le Ferur|
|The Wife||Catherine Holcombe of Arden|
|The Priest||Rose de Le Mans|
|Berinth||Margrethe Astrid Ravn|
|Lucifer||Maxen Dawel ap Morgan|
|The Magic of Santiago|
|Pyramus and Thisbe|
|Directed by Ghislaine d'Auxerre|
|Thisbe||Iricus le Ferur|
|Moon||Catherine Holcombe of Arden|
|Maxen Servo||Maxen Dawel ap Morgan|
|Crow T. Rosebot||Rose de Le Mans|
|Stage Manager||Margrethe Astrid Ravn|
Aldith Angharad St. George,
Rose de Le Mans
|Properties||The Cast, Lyric Theatre|
|Costume Design||Rose de Le Mans|
|Costuming||Rose de Le Mans,|
Margrethe Astrid Ravn
Ghislaine d’Auxerre was purchased by gypsies as a toddler. They attempted to return her when it became apparent that she was creeping their livestock out with her occasional nocturnal howls. It was discovered that the family who sold her had moved leaving a hand painted sign that read "No refunds. All sales final." The gypsies soon found a troupe of actors in need of a costumer and cigarette girl. The head gypsy proclaimed "Caveat Emptor!" with a smile. The troupe shrugged and responded "Merry Christmas to you too!"Sven Gotfriedson was found hanging from a tree branch that someone had clearly put a cradle in. Whether or not there was song involved to quiet the child is unknown, but given his current penchant for impromptu musicality one can only speculate. Katherine de Langelei never knew her parents, but was instead raised by a kindly old taylor who taught her the ways of needle and thread. But something inside her knew that she needed to be making more than just clothes, she needed to be making costumes for the theatre. She ran away, joined the GSP and has never looked back. Margrethe Astrid Ravn is not certain she has *lost* her parents, as she still hears them floating overhead, retelling the same story... or perhaps a never-ending thread which was started decades ago, dependent upon which bizarre bit of trivial has just surfaced from the depths of academia. Since she could never get a word in edgewise, she long ago left home to seek more tangible forms of mentor-ship. She currently can be found offering black licorice to the patron saints of snark, in hopes to learn the secrets of a perfect rolled hem. Juan Santiago never knew a life before he met the strange wizard that told him to hide inside the hat next to the rabbit. But he knew, if he just paid close enough attention he would learn the wizard's secrets and once he did he would be able to escape that carroty dungeon. Alessandro Cantori’s life of adventure began when, as a small boy, he was bounced out of a runaway haywagon and vanished into a snowbank, not too far from a musical instrument shop. After digging himself out, he sought refuge and gainful employment there. A few years later, he was rescued by a traveling troupe of performers when it was discovered that in addition to carrying kazoo parts, he could also carry a tune. Today, he directs singers everywhere he goes - barehanded, because it was learned the hard way to never, ever, give him a baton. Iricus le Ferur was once asked to be in a play. Little did he know it was run by a cult of golden antler worshiping thespians. seriously? who worships antlers??? Catherine Holcombe of Arden was born to a no-name King and Queen who had no use for a daughter, so they gave her to the local Commedia troup to be used as the Baby Jesus in their Nativity play. Needless to say, she's never left the stage since...and as she deems it her life's vocation, she finds no higher purpose than to give her ALL to whatever performance she's in. This occasionally wreaks havoc with props, fellow actors/Directors, critics and neighborhood dogs, but she perseveres and keeps finding herself back onstage often (or is that orphan?). Rose de Le Mans was discovered in a covered pipkin, hung from the handle of the workhouse door, with nothing but a change of linen and a book of etiquette. That book became her companion and guide, by which she judges the moral worth of all who would know her. Those who eat peas with a knife are especially suspect. Donovan Synklar lost his family to a platter of bad shrimp. Now he takes his revenge by brutally consuming all the shrimp he can. Donovan is now engaged in an acting troupe to fund his shrimp-munching missi -- WHADDAYA MEAN "WE DON'T GET PAID FOR THIS?" Aasa Thorvaldsdottir -
(None so far ...)