By Bryan Kerr, Arden Professional Apprentice
With less than 24 hours between now and our first preview performance of The Borrowers, excitement is running rampant here at The Arden. Shouts and Nathan A. Roberts’ original music echo through the offices as the cast and crew iron out those final bumps. Foam scraps and glue litter backstage dressing rooms as Aaron Cromie, the show’s puppet designer, puts the final touches on the various puppets used throughout the show. With so much happening in the coming week, this apprentice is finding it hard to keep his nose to the grindstone at times. But when I think about what–and who–it’s all for, I jump back in with renewed energy and that passion that seems contagious here at The Arden. And part of what I want to do for all our patrons this children’s season is leave no question unanswered!
As part of a project I am working on, I will be gathering all those questions you have about our production and getting the answers you want and deserve. With only 10-15 minutes after each show to answer questions, we here thought that we would encourage you to keep questioning beyond the show. We’ve set up a special email to send questions to (firstname.lastname@example.org) and encourage you to comment on the blogs posted with anything you want to know. No question is too small or to silly. After all, this show is about being small and silly! I’ll be posting something new every few days and checking for those questions every day so that we can get back to you quickly. So don’t hesitate, get excited for the show, and as always…keep the questions coming!