Trying their best to avoid being distracted by real life dramatics, the cast and crew of the Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) focused their nervous energy into producing this new skit.
Backstage, the mood was hectic, as all hands worked to stage a war room scene that looked like a “fine-tuned machine”. The prop manager located a portrait of Andrew Jackson, though the poor old fellow is in jeopardy of losing his standing as the worst president ever.
Despite rushed and competitive auditions, the newest actor was cast without incident. He/she wasted no time practicing lines and getting into character.
There was even an opportunity for product placement on the set.
Here’s a candid shot (below) of a rare lull in the action, as viewed from the wings. The troupe will take a very short break before starting rehearsals for the next episode in the American Drama Series. They must keep up their stamina because there’s sure to be a lot of exciting and compelling theater ahead!
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I love what you are doing ! I’m sorry our country is in the state it is and needs The Wee Folk Players.
Thanks Missy. Yes the Wee Folk Players were formed out of need. Will they ever be able to put on romantic comedies?
Thanks you once again for putting a smile on my face over a situation that puts terror in my soul! Maggie
Your scenes get better and better. Love how you’ve created the miniature magazines and other “artifacts.” Looking forward to the next installment.
I love the tape over Einsteins mouth. Nice touch
Do you find yourself smiling (laughing) as you produce your scenes, or do you cry because there’s so much material for new creations?
A little of both, Nancy. Art serves many purposes and I need this outlet to understand our world, now more than ever. I’m just so glad that it’s helping others cope in some way, too.
Love it!!! Is there an intermission in this 77 minute drama?! We need a long one!
You continue to make my day with your humor and expressive stitch talent! Humor is so desperately needed! Thank you, Sally Mavor!
Salley..my husband loves where your art and mind is going lately..lol..He says..I’m waiting for the day when they annouce all parodies of the President is Illegal..lol
Brilliant! The attention to detail with the props is awe-inspiring, Salley. Thank you for continuing to speak your mind through your art.
I look forward to each new episode. Brilliant work and attention to detail. Thank you!!
The strength & depth of the wee folks portrayals is remarkable, as always. Thanks!
Sad that it’s all really true. Artists must now become the educators, since the news is all “fake”. Thanks, Salley.
I love that the sweet, pretty art you make has so much wit and tooth to it. It’s heartening! Thanks!
Thanks, it certainly isn’t your grandmother’s embroidery!
Amazing, wonderful, funny and well done! Many small touches, too, that are perfection!
Is that Dick and Jane and their parents beyond the window?
Yes, I believe it is. Evocative, isn’t it?
Dick and Jane with their mother greeting father with a chocolate cake when he comes home from work is a BRILLIANT choice of pic to illustrate a paternalistic past, where Daddy gets all the focus although he knows nothing of all that goes on at home – because he makes the economy strong? It makes the best backdrop to The Apologists.
Your assessment is terrific Ushashi! The internet has a treasure trove of images to help clarify the subplot.
Sally, I just love where your talents have taken you, although it’s sad there is a need for it. Thank you for all that you do to brighten our spirits.
You are so very welcome, Linda. Your encouraging words make all the difference!