Benito Cereno (benitocereno) wrote,
Benito Cereno
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I wrote and directed a hit play. What did you ever do?

So I did a play. I may have mentioned this. There were ten shows. You probably wouldn't have heard of it. It was called William Shakespeare? As You Like It, more specifically. And I like it very much, thx.

So today was our last show; bittersweet, alas. I took some photos. I thought I might share.

Most of them are in the green room, since that is where I spent most of my time, having a small role which saw me out of the story by scene two.

But the green room has good things! Like cake!



This cake was made for our cast party, which was actually last week. You may remember me talking about it and how legendary it wasn't. This cake originally had "'As You Like It'" written on it. Like that. In quotes. I'll let the shock of that sink in.

You know as well as I do that the titles of plays (save for one-act plays) are italicized or underlined, not put in quotes! Obviously this is why that person makes cakes at Kroger, and why I am king of Eff Mountain. Fortunately, my fellow actors saw this mistake and ate off the offending punctuation.



This is what you get when you invite the comic book ambassador into your green room: errbody in the green room readin comics. New ones every couple of days!

Very popular in the green room: Scott Pilgrim, Courtney Crumrin, Bone, Preacher, True Story Swear to God, Sharknife.



Rosalinde/Gaymede with no coffee.



Rosalinde b/w coffee.



Dashing Orlando (as portrayed by my friend Paul) and his elderly servant, Adam.



Sell while you can, Phebe. You are not for all markets.



Whirling



Swirling



Twirling towards freedom

Sigh.

You probably want to see some of me, I guess. BECAUSE I AM FAMOUS AND YOU COME HERE FOR ME NOT OTHERS



I'm a champion, baby. And how do you know?



BECAUSE IT SAYS CHAMPION RIGHT THERE

RIGHT THERE

I played the small role of Charles, the duke's wrestler. My job is to give exposition, and then wrestle and get dragged off stage when Orlando beats me by treachery and effete good looks.

I don't have any photos of that scene, but this painting of the scene from Wikipedia should suffice.



That's me, on the ground.

The real star of this show was the set.



Aye, now I am in Arden.

The full set of photos here.
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