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"Farewell Friends... thou Dear Play-house... Farewell"
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"Farewell Friends... thou Dear Play-house... Farewell"

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Emily Trask

Farewell Friends, Parents, and my Country; thou Dear Play-house, and sweet Park, Farewell. —Buckle, The Gaming Table It’s hard to believe we have just closed The Gaming Table. It simultaneously seems like just yesterday we were sitting around a table…

A Postcard from PlayMakers Rep
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A Postcard from PlayMakers Rep

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On the road in North Carolina, I recently saw Cody Nickell (Petruchio in our upcoming production of The Taming of the Shrew) at PlayMakers Rep, where Joe Haj (who directed Folger Theatre’s award-winning Hamlet) is artistic director. Heart on sleeve and…

The Show Must Go On...Or, the Curious Case of the Understudy
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The Show Must Go On...Or, the Curious Case of the Understudy

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Emily Trask

I had a friend who was studying to be an anesthesiologist. When I asked him what it was like he described it as “hours of boredom and seconds of terror.” I found his statement astonishingly applicable to working as an understudy in live…

What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas...
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What Happens in Vegas Doesn't Always Stay in Vegas...

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Emily Trask

Hello there. Emily Trask here. Since writing my previous blog entry about Marion Williams’ extraordinary set design for The Gaming Table, I became inspired and curious about her idea of the theatre, the building, and the space as a game itself. What…

The Art of the Fan
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The Art of the Fan

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Emily Townley

Hello, friends! Emily Townley (Alpiew) here. The Gaming Table is now in the third week of its six-week run, and we’re having lots of fun with it! As a little addendum to my most recent entry, I thought I’d mention a…

Corsets, Curls, and Fontanges! Oh, my!
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Corsets, Curls, and Fontanges! Oh, my!

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Emily Townley

Hi, Blog-ites! The other Emily T, aka Alpiew, here. So The Gaming Table is officially up and running, and I’ve heard that we’ve received some terrific press, which is lovely and much appreciated. Looks like we have a hit on…

Setting the Scene: An Interview with Scenic Designer Marion Williams
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Setting the Scene: An Interview with Scenic Designer Marion Williams

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Emily Trask

Upon walking into the Folger Theatre these days, one has the distinct impression that they’ve stumbled into a lush version of an M.C. Escher sketch. What’s more, it’s hard to tell where the theater ends and the stage begins. But this…

Lady Luck
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Lady Luck

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Emily Trask

Hello! Emily Trask here with the results of the neigh-impossible game I concocted for last week’s blog. Thank you to those of you who tried your hand at it. It was fun reading your responses! This matching game is actually…

Let me sum up...
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Let me sum up...

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Hi, blog-ites! Emily Townley, aka Alpiew, here. Just wanted to make sure you all saw this fab little video (included below) the cast and director of The Gaming Table put together recently to help explain what our play is all about.…

Play a Game, Win a Prize!
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Play a Game, Win a Prize!

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Emily Trask

Hello, Gaming Table friends! Emily Trask here again. We’re deep into the heart of rehearsals here at the Folger and will be starting technical rehearsals very soon. The set is incredible, the costumes unbelievable, and everyone is rightfully excited to…

Addicted to Love (and Sex, and Money)
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Addicted to Love (and Sex, and Money)

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Well, hello blog-friends! It’s the other Emily T. here, Emily Townley. I am very happily deep in rehearsals, beginning Week Three, with Emily Trask and the rest of the wonderful cast of The Gaming Table. A Quick Rundown of “Alpiew”…

Basset, anyone?
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Basset, anyone?

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Emily Trask

Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did…

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