THIS IS A SHORT AND SWEET BLOG by Barbara Biddison
For those who have been paying attention to what goes on with Hamilton-Gibson Women's Project, I offer this blog inspired by my presence at rehearsals for this show. HOLIDAY SHORTS AND SWEETS, which plays December 8 and 9 in the Warehouse Theatre.
There are three short plays, two of them written by our local women. In one, "A Christmas Tamalada," they make tamales, an annual pre-Christmas family activity--and one that our family participated in some years ago. So, even though my own history centers on the Swedish smorgasbord, I appreciate the value of such a tradition. The other locally written 10-minute play has the engaging title, "The I-Hate-the-Holidays Support Group," And, even though I personally love the holidays now. I find the six who gather for support to be engaging and believable. And the one that was not written by a local woman, features "Rosie the Retired Rockette" and her daughter and her two granddaughters. It is the Women's Project, after all!
And there is music. Nancy Laudermilch on piano here and there throughout. And duets and solos and Pine Pitch A Cappella. Everything from "Baby It's Cold Outside" to "Feliz Navidad."
And I've already written about the "letters." The Christmas letters that tell you more than you need to know, and even one written by the dog.
I can't name everyone that gets credit for this Christmas show. All the directors, and actors, and singers, and writers, and producers, and backstage manager, and lights and sound operator and more. This Womens Project was created because there were so many women who wanted to be part of Hamilton-Gibson. Well over 20 this time. It seems to be working! .