There’s always a tinge of bitter-sweetness when a successful performance is over. For the cast and crew the last bow is taken, lights are turned up, costumes are removed, makeup (including sparkles) is washed off, the set is torn down and instruments are packed back in their cases. All that’s left is extreme exhaustion, a huge sense of accomplishment for a job very well done and the return to a regular life with no rehearsals and not seeing some of your fellow actors for months. For the audience, however, there is an after glow of mirth and a sense of pride that we live in a community with such amazing talent. All this because of a small energetic group of people that make up Basement Theatre and the Pit Band.
As a photographer, I find it hard to not take photos of these events with the transformation of our little Osprey Arts Centre by the sea into a world of make believe and, in this instance, magic and fairies. Here is a photographic tribute to the characters, costumes and all those involved in the execution of this fantastical production. If you saw the play, it is my hope to maybe help you to remember and re-experience some of the play’s special moments. To those of you who missed this fabulous production, I welcome you to enjoy the following photos of A Midsummer’s Night on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams.