I’ll not bother with a summary of the proposed “30th Anniversary” theme, as
Instead, I’ll cut to the bit of direct concern to me: I asked the E.D. if Bard’s Bouts would have to re-audition, and was told no, since he knows what we’ve got.
Which would be a good thing.
However (there’s always a “However”, isn’t there….): Because it’s the 30th Anniversary year, they’re trying to hire some big-time RenFest circuit touring acts….and therefore, and I quote: “I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be able to afford you.” He says he’ll know within the next month or so.
I was willing to take that at face value…..until about 20 minutes later, when he ran down for the assembled crowd the list of returning stage shows, which included a bunch of other local stage shows. So apparently, it was either a deliberate snub, or we just slipped his mind.
Feel the love, kids. Feel the love.