Summer “Play” List

Summer is fast approaching!  Although here in Virginia after 4 days of serious rain you’d think it was another flood…but, no, I must insist that summer is coming.  I see trees all green and flowers blooming and the lovely yellowish-green pollen that has coated everything is slowly being washed away and in Virginia that means summer is coming.  Also the calendar says it is May and there are college and school graduations, which mean summer break.

I think I have made my point about summer now…

Most people have their summer reading lists…last week I gave my own short list.

This summer I’d like to present a “play” list challenge.

No, this isn’t a music play list but a PLAY list, as in theatre.

For the last three years I have helped out at the Appomattox Courthouse Theatre Company with their summer kids productions, which are always a blast.  This year we are preforming Excalibur, A Story of Young King Arthur.  It promises to be not only a good show but a lot of fun for all of the kids and adults involved.

So, what is my challenge?  Go out and see a play!

There are loads of local theaters that are putting on summer productions and there are also nationally acclaimed theaters, so there really is no excuse.

Here is my Summer Play List:

  • Excalibur, I know I am technically in the play but if we were doing points…I’d get extra for being in a summer play
  • Hamlet. strictly speaking this isn’t going to be a summer play but it is after college graduation…so it is during the college student/staff summer break.  This Shakespearean play is being put on by an extraordinary group of young actors from Appomattox Christian Academy.  I have seen several productions from them, and I have been impressed every time.
  • My next choice I haven’t figured out yet. But I know I’ll be going to Staunton, VA to the Blackfairs Playhouse home of the American Shakespeare Company.  They have amazing plays all year round.

So my happy readers, what is on your Play List this summer?


About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on May 10, 2013, in Humor, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Rachel Burkholder and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m a season subscriber to a local theater group that puts on 3 big productions a season, along with smaller ones interspersed. In June they’re doing Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Grand Duke, and later they’re doing Cyrano de Bergerac, one of my favorites ever since I saw the Jose Ferrer movie.

    (Random trivia: Jose Ferrer’s son, Miguel, plays the Vice President in Iron Man 3.)

    I also might catch an actual opera, since the first violinist at our local (and internationally famous) opera group goes to my church and often gives my family free tickets.

    • Oh, opera is lovely! We have a local movie theater that streams live operas from the MET. It is pretty cool.

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