Community Theatre Festival – Lord Byron’s Love Letter

My long-time readers will know that I am involved in ACT (a community theatre), having produced Hamlet (2015) and Macbeth (2012) in a local park as well as photographing some shows and coordinating properties for others.

Every year, ACT oversees the PEI Community Theatre Festival, held in March near or on World Theatre Day. For the third year in a row I was asked to photograph the event.

This is the last of six  “Theatre Thursdays” wherein I showcased each of the five shows staged this year.  The links are Dear March Part I, Dear March Part 2, Tracadie Players, Mi’kmaq Legends and La Chasse Gallerie.

Today is ACT’s show, a reprise of “Lord Byron’s Love Letter” by Tennessee Williams. This short play was part of a threesome of plays which ACT produced last November and which featured ‘women of a certain age.’

A visitor to New Orleans for Mardi Gras has heard that there may be some historical interest in this house:

ACT- Lord Byron's Love Letter 2016

ACT- Lord Byron’s Love Letter 2016

The husband had been imbibing and falls asleep.

ACT- Lord Byron's Love Letter 2016

ACT- Lord Byron’s Love Letter 2016

The grandmother refuses to emerge from behind the screen while there are visitors, but interrupts and browbeats her grand-daughter as she reads excerpts from the grandmother’s diary.

ACT- Lord Byron's Love Letter 2016

ACT- Lord Byron’s Love Letter 2016

With the sound of the parade coming louder the visitors leave but do not pay for having heard the tale and seen the love letter.  The amount requested: a dollar or fifty cents.

ACT- Lord Byron's Love Letter 2016

ACT- Lord Byron’s Love Letter 2016

The grandmother emerges and the whole story is revealed.

ACT- Lord Byron's Love Letter 2016

ACT- Lord Byron’s Love Letter 2016

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