First, I’d like to welcome the Night Light Collective’s blog to the Inter-Act section over there on the left. NLC consists of several folks active in local theater, including two key members of Henley Street’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” production: actress Kerry McGee and lighting designer Andrew Bonniwell.
And I’d just like to state for the record that after taking in “R&GrRIP” last week, I officially have a crush on Kerry McGee. She’s a hoot in the production – as is Emma Mason, though her part is a bit more dour – and those expressive eyes and that sunny smile are inescapably enchanting, in my humble opinion. If I was headed down the road toward inevitable execution, I can think of few preferable companions.
It wouldn’t be a complete month if I didn’t go off on some gay rights rant (those pesky homosexuals, they STILL want their rights!), and so I highlight here the firing of an Oklahoma teacher who assigned study of the play “The Laramie Project.” Imagine wanting to teach children about tolerance or, perhaps, promote the message that the unprovoked murder of another human being was outrageous and reprehensible! And, if the details of the story are correct, responding to student interest supportively. No wonder she was fired.