Stage play: Theatre for Young Audiences, one act, 4 performers
King Arthur, Lancelot, and Percival recount the story of Ferldamed, a lesser-known knight of The Round Table who must overcome his fear of the dark and his general lack of knightly skills both to fulfill a simple errand and to save his friends from a fearsome foe.
A rhyming play.
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The Knight's Errand is scheduled to premiere as an outdoor production in July 2015. Nova Scotia's Child's Play Theatre will perform the show busker-style on the Halifax Waterfront.
Performance dates (with multiple half-hour performances during each time slot):
July 4th, 11am-1pm
July 5th, 12pm-2pm
July 11th, 11am - 1pm
July 12th, 12pm - 2pm
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/813311268775836/
A Little History
The Knight's Errand began as a narrative poem that I wrote when I was in high school. Thinking myself an utterly brilliant seventeen-year-old, I immediately sent the poem out to several big-name picture book publishers, expecting instant success. Although the slew of no-thank-yous I received were all very polite and encouraging, I nonetheless shelved The Knight's Errand for several years.
I rediscovered and rewrote the poem while in university and, thinking myself an utterly brilliant twenty-one-year-old, read it at a few semi-private open mic type events, expecting instant accolades. Although the applause I received was polite and the comments generally encouraging (with a lot of, "you know, for kids" caveats), I had no idea what to do with this thing I had written. After all, every picture book publisher in town had already said no. So back in the e-drawer it went.
Many, many years later, after I started playwriting, I rediscovered the poem yet again and realized it had been in slightly the wrong format all along. So now I no longer consider myself an utterly brilliant anything, and the poem has grown up to become a rhyming play, which I suspect is what it wanted all along.
- Slated to premiere in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the summer of 2015
- Available for future productions; contact the playwright to obtain a reading copy
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