And we’re back in the ring again! We have some really exciting updates for you all. We’ve been busy working on several scripts: #1 is a re-write of The Quiet Room from 2014…with hopes and dreams for the Edinburgh Fringe 2018! It’s a bit away, but we’re super psyched to have this on our brain table (that’s a word.), and we’ll have more updates on that later on.
But the REAL, more immediately relevant reveal is finally here!
We have also been working on a first-time script for Midnight Streetlight Smalltown (from back in 2013)! The original production was unscripted (as are most of our productions) but we’re finally getting it down on paper because…
We are in pre-production for a summer remix of Midnight! The 5th Wall has been chatting with Beverly Main Streets as well as the Beverly Homecoming Council; and we are pleased to announce that we are going to be bringing Midnight back as part of the 52nd Beverly Homecoming this August.
In our initial meetings with Beverly Homecoming we had discussed and started brainstorming a new production and some installation-based performance pieces to be a part of the Homecoming festivities. Then it hit us… we already have a show that is about Beverly homecoming. What!? It just needs a script. So we got to work. Our first read-through a few weeks ago was wonderful, and we’re rearing to go on the next draft.
So if you saw Midnight back in 2013: prepare to be wowed by it’s new and improved life this summer! And if you didn’t catch the original…we’re pretty sure you’ll be wowed just the same. Get ready to go (back) to high school…in 1957!
In revisiting this play, Midnight has emerged as remarkably poignant in light of our present-day struggles as we juggle our existence as both local and global citizens. We face the cryptic balancing act of an enigmatic national and international political (and otherwise) climate with our other, everyday obstacles. Similarly, the autumn of 1957 held many of these very confusing and disconcerting uncertainties…and who’s to say which are more acute, really? Midnight Streetlight Smalltown asks these very same questions, and we look forward to making some discoveries along the way as we bring this story to life once more.
Production updates (concerning auditions and vacant technical positions) will be posted in good time; so stay tuned!