Here’s what Becky’s been up to lately:
She is playing Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard in the Springfield College production of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
Under Milk Wood details the inner and outer lives of the inhabitants of the fictional Welsh town of Llareggub. It is in turns funny, wistful, bawdy, dramatic, eerie, painful, playful, and hopeful. Last night I went to the final dress rehearsal for the show and it was very well done. The script is wonderfully poetic (it was originally a radio play), and the Springfield College folks have done a great job of realizing it.
Becky’s character is the twice-widowed Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, who runs a clean and tidy boarding house but won’t accept boarders for fear they will make it less clean and tidy. She continues to cow her husbands into submission even though they are dead.
Martin Shell, director of the play and head of the theater department, often invites faculty to participate in the productions with small roles, and Becky decided what the hell, she’d give it a try! She’s done a really good job with it! The play opens tonight, and I’ll be seeing the real deal tomorrow night when there’s also a big dinner beforehand.
If you’re in the Springfield area and want to get you some culture, why not check out the play for yourself? It’s being performed at 8pm tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday in the Black Box Theater (Woods Hall), at Springfield College. Admission is a mere five bucks.
You’ll see blind old Captain Cat there, but he won’t see you!