Summer Dragons was a blast! Eight days of intensive practice, and we managed to pull off Treasure Trek: The New Adventures of Jim Hawkins. We read the script for the first time and auditioned on last Saturday evening. On Sunday, we learned the basics of stage combat with cutlasses, dirks, and other assorted weapons. Monday through Thursday, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, we memorized lines and blocking. The cast’s enthusiasm and work ethic was excellent… we managed to finish blocking on Wednesday, which could be a record. We spent the majority of time on Thursday building the final fight scene (every play needs one). After two dress rehearsals on Friday, we performed.
The first show was good, but some things were a bit choppy, as could be expected. On Saturday, the cast ran over their lines and encouraged each other, followed by a stunning final performance. The audience was very interactive, and all the actors did a very good job.
Here is our cast photo before our first performance: