Thank you!

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 | 0 comments

To the cast and crew of Bottle and Glass,

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. 😉

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