Pooh Takes a Sabbatical – Pics of the Production
It’s been quite awhile since my last post…
and although I have a lot to say it turns out it’ll still be a bit longer before I have time to sit down and write it out. Either way, before I move on to present business I figured I’d post some pictures of a show I directed mid-December in Pace University’s 2011 Directing Festival.
The one act piece was Pooh Takes a Sabbatical (yes as in Winnie the Pooh), written by award winning playwright Arlene Hutton. The play follows Mac, an aging professor of pop culture who recently has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. His middle aged daughter Polly, unaware of his illness, helps Mac pack for a trip to Europe before his treatment. In his absence, Polly plans to work on her dissertation which explores how the characters in Winnie the Pooh are archetypes for society. As Mac’s illness comes to light, he and Polly deal with the consequences as best they can.
The role of Mac was originally written for late actor Mason Adams.
Both Brandon Pfeltz (Mac) and Madison Embrey (Polly) did a great job with the piece and are pictured here below:
Keep your wits about you for more blogging in the near future!