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Historic Old Sacramento (HOS) 2014
~ Red Barn Players Missive #5 ~ July 4

Notes & Tips for Opening Weekend

Happy Independence Day!

Time Travel Weekends season open this weekend.

Some helpful notes:

Welcome - Notes for opening weekend
In Tribute - to Phyllis Patterson ~ And ~ A special note concerning July 13th
Next Communication
Previous Missives - And how to sign up
Contacts - How to be in touch


Welcome ~ Notes for this weekend, July 5th & 6th

It's going to be HOT, so please remember sunscreen and a hat. We'll have plenty of water and appropriate fluids to hydrate.

A valuable note on (de)hydration published recently:

"The effects of dehydration can be subtle, with an array of confusing symptoms that can leave people feeling fatigued, irritable and unproductive, often with side orders of headache and muscle cramps.

[Performers], whether amateur, recreational or professional, often fail to drink enough to compensate for the fluid they lose through sweat and respiration, and as a result they may not perform up to par. Even the totally sedentary are at risk when high heat, dry air (air conditioning...) increase their bodies' water needs."

Other notes for opening weekend:

  • The Greenroom will be open by 9:00am (probably earlier) each weekend day.

  • If you still need to check your costume (brand new or changes) with our costume director, Liz Martin, please see her first thing in the morning. Please arrive early enough to handle this before morning meeting.

  • Some roles for the Street Rallies will be cast in the morning of opening day. If you're interested in joining the ruckus, please speak up!

  • Morning Meeting: Our entire cast is expected to attend the morning meeting at 10:45, just before we open. If you're a visiting show cast, such as Can Can or Siamsa, please send at least one representative to the meeting. If you're dressing or warming up for your performance, please begin that early enough to be available for the meeting. Everyone should be present - a lot gets covered here!

Have you seen the elephant?


In Tribute

This season of Time Travel Weekends is dedicated to our founder and inspirational leader, for all the years we have been playing this game of living history: Phyllis Patterson.

This will be our first program/event since her passing on May 18th. Let's remember Phyllis' vision, then put an extra sparkle in our eye and a bounce in our step as we enliven the streets of Old Sacramento this season.

Please note: The memorial event in celebration of Phyllis is scheduled for Sunday, July 13th (our second Sunday). We will be running a somewhat reduced program on this date. Eagle Theatre shows will be cancelled and all of our focus will be on street interaction and the Academy of Victorian Activities. A revised schedule for that day will be posted this coming (opening) weekend. This will allow those of us travelling to attend the memorial to be away for some or all of that day. The Greenroom will be open and food will be served.


Next Communication

Keep an eye open for cast missives during the season!


Previous Missives - and Signing Up for the Missives

Please review previous missives to answer many questions. To read past missives, subscribe to the missive list, or change your e-mail address, click this link:

http://redbarnproductions.org/missives.htm

Please send anyone who asks about the missives to the above address.


Contacts - The RBP Directors and how to find them:


Historically Yours,

Robert and the directors team
at Red Barn Productions

For communication regarding this or any HOS missive, contact:
Robert Young
Missive Maven
Historic Old Sacramento's Time Travel Weekends
robert@redbarnproductions.org

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