The play is now over (the dates below refer to 1997) and we all miss it, but I thought I'd leave this page up so I could append some pictures. Not very surprisingly, the ones I took were of scenes my son Sam was in. I believe that the two cast pictures at the end were taken by Andrea Wilson.
... in the form of a traditional Celtic tale with some modern twists ...
|Gate of the Winds is an adventurous musical fantasy written for the enjoyment of persons of all ages, and features more than 35 homeschool students from the Santa Cruz City Schools Homestudy Program (AFE).
Written and directed by Laura Wilson of Catch of Shadows Theatre Company.
Musical direction by Bill Wright of Santa Cruz City Schools.
|Friday June 13, 7pm
Saturday June 14, 7pm
Sunday June 15, 2pm
Louden Nelson Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz
Suggested donation: $3.50 Adults, $1.50 Child
For more information, call Judy Reveaux-Wright, producer, at 408-429-5004
In this picture Queen Ciernan gives Sam (a squire), his friend Ian and another cast member her blessing to begin the process of becoming knights.
Squire Sam (fifth from left) looks shocked as his fellow-squire Eyrin denounces the knights.
Spirits dance in the fairies' forest. Sam is the Spirit of Winter, on the left.
Eyrin and Princess Rhiana ask the spirits for news of the Spirit of the Sword. Spirit-of-Winter Sam is on the right.
Here's the full cast after the final performance, with Sam on the right.
This is another outside-following-the-final-performance picture, showing the fairy king and the spirits, with Sam seated second from left.