Performance meets pub-crawl - Sep. 30 & Oct. 1, 7PM - Kingston WritersFest 2016
Bricks and Mortar:
Novel Idea Bookstore – 156 Princess St., Kingston ON
General Brock’s Commissary – 86 Brock St., Kingston ON
Kingston & Frontenac Public Library – http://www.kfpl.ca/catalogue/record/1.416890
I know we already said lots of thank-yous Saturday night at the Brew Pub, but I just wanted to send a quick note to again express my heartfelt gratitude for your remarkable achievement of these last few weeks.
It has been a privilege for me to work with such a fabulous group. I’ve been so impressed with the level of dedication, hard work, courage, seriousness, and good spirits that you all brought to the project. Quite apart from the thrill of the artistic creation, which has been exceptional, it has been an absolute pleasure meeting you all and working together on this common goal.
One of my primary objectives with the novel was to make Kingston’s rich history come alive, to allow, figuratively, the reader to walk a mile in the shoes of the men and women who came before us, who made their way through much more perilous times, and who laid the foundation for the beautiful city and country that we’re so fortunate to call home. And I hope I have achieved that. But you all took that undertaking to the next level, times 10. Audience members literally followed in the footsteps of multi-dimensioned characters who leapt fully realized from the page, full-blooded and lusty, re-animating the streets with their hopes, fears, and desires.
It truly was a unique experience. So, once again, thank you so much for making it happen.
And a special thank-you to Adam for composing the music for the Queen’s Inn, and Krista, Huw, and Rob for their charming rendition – it added so much to that great scene. And Liam Karry for all of his invaluable insights and expertise into this new frontier of theatre. And, of course, to the incomparable Brett Christopher, without whom none of this would have been possible. It was his vision and verve that brought the idea from an idle “what if” to a thrilling reality. Kingston is lucky to have him.
I already want to see it again. What am I going to do this weekend? Downtown is going to seem so sleepy and sedate without an intinerant troupe of adventurous thespians roaming its streets.
Nothing to do but to get started on day-dreaming about 2.0. 😉Read More
The wonderful cast and crew of Bottle and Glass – The Play
Back row (l to r): Nikola Bennet, Alysse Szatkowski, Colby Currie, Jeremy Settle, Liam Collins, Dave Hudson, Clayton Garrett, John Geddes, Adam Davidson-Harden, Cassel Miles, Dan Walmsely, Rob Smith, Tim Duncan, Huw Davis
Front row (l to r): Brett Christopher, Callum Lurie, Nicole Garrett, Krista Garrett
A notice in the Kington Gazette circa 1814 advertising Theatrical Entertainment at Violin, Bottle, & Glass, in “Mr. Poncet’s large room” including the much admired comic farce, The Doctor’s Courtship.
Also, a caution to the public, that providing succor to deserting soldiers is a criminal offence, punishable by hefty fines, prison, or public whipping.