Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Play’s the thing



Napoleon Bonaparte – Italian Crusade – Rallying his dejected soldiers.
 Every year on the Monday of the Victoria Day weekend, some friends from the library put on a “Porch Play”.  The family (mom, dad, and two daughters) prepare and present a play for their family and friends.   This year marked their 8th anniversary.  I have been privileged to attend three of these plays.  The first year I saw their performance; they presented select scenes from Shakespeare.  Last year, they presented a silent film play (think of Charlie Chaplin).  This year, they presented 30 speeches in 30 minutes.  The speeches were selected from a book of great speeches throughout history and ranged from Socrates to Abraham Lincoln to Sir John A. Macdonald to Samuel Clemmens (aka Mark Twain).  Some were serious and others hilarious.  I think they did an excellent job and hope to be able to join them again next year for this creative entertainment.

Sir Winston Churchill – and his cigar
Abraham Lincoln – famous Gettysburg speech which includes the words, “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,...” This speech is now one of Lincoln's most well remembered.

6 comments:

  1. Awe, very cool! And I love that first photo - great job!! It has a great feel and really captures the scene (at least I think so!) :D

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    1. Thanks, Kaitlin. That's why I chose it for the top picture. :)

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  2. I agree with Kaitlin, great photo! Looks like a fun time...and a fun family!

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