Friday, April 19, 2013

Debbie does Portland

What a week!  Manos: The Hands of Fate  stage production began with a dress rehearsal performance on Wednesday April 11th.  Opening night was the next night and it also ran Friday and Saturday.  Great audiences and pretty full theater each performance so far.
There were some awesome special guests, besides me of course. Lol.

 Rachel Jackson, Puppet Master with Vox Fabuli drove down from Seattle and brought the Master with her. They are pictured here with Paul Glazier who plays the Master in the stage production of Manos.

Bryon Jennings, the son of the original Manos Sheriff drove over from Boise, Idaho with his wife Wanda for several performances and is pictured here with me, The Master (puppet), Rachel Jackson from Seattle, and Ben Solovey of the Manos restoration flew in from Los Angeles.

Snuggling up to the Master.  Can't wait to meet Debbie in Seattle for Rachel's Puppet Show.

 ...and here are a couple of great reviews.
Oregon Arts Watch

Theatre Reviews by Dennis Sparks

Not only do I get to voice Debbie for this play, I was asked to re create the Master's painting for the set.  My dad, who played the original Master in 1966 also created the art and props for the original set and I am honored to follow in my dad's artist footsteps in this way.  Many people have asked me to do this for some time and the play gave me the final motivation. So for those of you who would like this for your very own, 11" X 14" high quality signed prints are available for a limited time.  Suitable for framing.

We are raffling off my painting during the run of the show and are donating 40% of proceeds to help buy art supplies for a Youth Art Program in my community.  If any of you would like to get in on the raffle, let me know and I'll get you some tickets.  The rest is to cover some of my expenses so I can do this show.  It's a 2 hour drive to Portland for me and I'm a poor artist type, so need all the help I can get.

Thanks again for reading.  Lots coming up and new (old) things revealed in a recent interview with my dad.  Stay tuned.