Sunday, October 18, 2009
Last night the first production of Mortal Fool's Theatre Project premiered. It was such a great evening; finally seeing the work, long nights away from kids and wonderful artistry come together to produce Frankenstein. The idea started about a year ago, when David Morgan and Ward Wright would come into my office at BYU and we would talk about producing the kind of theatre we wanted to see and why we all chose it as a career to begin with. Thus the seed was planted for MFTP. Instead of talking we actually did something. So we started this company with a core group of artists. We lean towards good classical works or great adaptations of wonderful literature so it seemed right to pick this version of Frankenstein that has a very classic feel and sounds like the Shelly novel. David and Ward would be in it and I would direct. It has truly been a pleasure working with this group of people. The acting is the finest I have seen here in Utah and Nat of course did an amazing set. I hope if you read this and live in Utah you will take the opportunity to see some wonderful theatre.