THE MERMAIDS DEPART
MERMAIDS LEAVE EARLY by Barbara Biddison
Their on-stage friend had to go away, and mermaids are such faithful creatures; they just couldn't go on without him. They had planned to stay for a second weekend, but that was not to be. We are left with good memories.
Coffee brewing at the Sea Hags B&B and a snowstorm brewing outside. A floundering bed-and-breakfast back to life and a mermaid rescued, too. True love found, and a surprise pet dog. A new mermaid on land meeting old, really old, ones. We all got to decide whether the old ones were foolish or not!
Women in tech and production positions: Director, Producer, Prop and Costume finders, Lights-and-sound runners, Backstage ins-and-outs of theatre production, graphics/poster maker. And thanks to set-building help from two guys. And nothing like this ever happens without promotion and sponsors, which for this production happen to be almost all women. Well, there we are.
We're sorry for those who are unable to see the show this weekend, but if we've learned anything the past two years, we realize that anything can happen and plans can be changed in a moment. Onward. We move on to December filled with Dickens and A Christmas Carol, and The Messiah...and we keep the good memories.
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