You Belong to Me rehearses in Los Angeles before heading to Germany in Sept!by Elizabeth Huffman on 08/08/12
Here I am back in LA, where it is nice and hot, about to begin another set of rehearsals for my thrilling new one woman show, You Belong to Me, being written for me by LA playwright, Steven Wolfson.
After a very successful work in progress run at two theatres in Portland, Steven is making some important changes to the script: There are two new characters coming in, including Pericles of Athens! Another radical change in the play is in story line of one of the two main characters, Aspasia. She was an incredibly progressive and utterly fascinating woman from 5th century Athens, and audiences in Portland wanted to see more of her so they soon will! Many other changes are happening with The Actress, the other main character, along with a gorgeous new sound design by the ever brilliant Sharath Patel.
Jane Bement Geesman, my beloved Portland director, will now turn over the directing reigns to Debra Deliso, another terrific director and a longtime friend, here in LA, while Jane continues to advise by Skype, between rehearsals for her next play!
We will present the new staging for a few performances in Los Angeles, location and dates still to be determined, before heading to Hanau Germany to perform at the Theatertage Festival on Sept 28 followed by a performance at the National Theatre at Eisenach on Oct 3..... where I will also teach a series of Shakespeare workshops there! There may be additional performances in Europe so stay tuned! I am so blessed to have such an exciting new work being created for me and have many people who have supported me via Kickstarter, and who eagerly await the final results when we mount the full production soon. More details to come! Meanwhile, I have a ton of new lines to learn not to mention two new characters to bring to life!
See you all soon!