Hamlet: “…revenge should have no bounds…” – Shakespeare
I saw Salt and Sage’s production of Hamlet this weekend. Sometimes getting me out of my cave to do something different is difficult, but when I do I am often rewarded by making good choices.
I Am Rewarded
What a joy. I was rewarded last Friday evening in an intimate theater setting (I felt like I was in the play) with a diverse cast that helped to create a rich world and experience, heartbreaking and of course richly deserved praise for the virtuoso performance of Sara Fay Goldman as Hamlet and of course Heath Hyun Houghton who opened my eyes to the nuances of “Acting”.
Shaking the Tree Theatre
823 SE Grant St, Portland, OR
And, what a discovery of the new Salt and Sage Productions in Portland, Oregon; another small local theater group with an impressive and meaningful mission:
Salt and Sage Productions is dedicated to foregrounding the female experience, exploring the personal and political dimensions of sexuality, and providing space for actor training to foster personal and artistic growth. We collaborate with artists in other mediums to expand our mutual investigation and understanding of the human experience and grow our audiences. We choose projects that push the boundaries of our own artistic skills and talents, in order to grow as artists ourselves.
Thank you Heath
Thanks to one of the Fellas, Heath Hyun Houghton who I had the inspirational pleasure of meeting and collaborating under Heath’s “Directorship” of last October’s reading performance of “Citizen Min” at the Portland Center Stage in conjunction with playwright, Jeanne Sakata’s “Hold These Truths“, the story of Gordon Hirabayashi and how he agonizes over government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast.
Having gained an appreciation for the “craft” and discipline of acting, I didn’t hesitate to commit this to my calendar.
Thank you, Heath and your fellow Thespians for a very enjoyable evening.