The Scottish Play

A community theatre stages Macbeth as its annual All Hallow’s Eve fund-raiser but this year takes on a darker twist.

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Lucy Barker
@ludicrouslylucy

FIRST production meeting today. FIRST time conquering a serious role, Lady Macbeth! Or maybe it's better to say Lady MacScottish Play ;)

Todd Sweeney
@closeshave160

Stage managin' the Scottish Play. Curse of the stage. Diva and Divo playin' up the drama. Primadonna directin'. Fun for all.

Valencia Mortic
@visforvision

It begins! Three years sabbatical, wandering the world for new tales and adventures. The time has come to return to the stage!!!

Valencia Mortic
@visforvision

Not happy with Drake not showing up. Lead actors must lead the cast in professionalism!

Later that day...
Lucy Barker
@ludicrouslylucy

I just got the most disturbing direct message! I think something happened to @likeolivier! @visforvison @closeshave160

Todd Sweeney
@closeshave160

I got one too. Not worryin' about it

Valencia Mortic
@visforvision

Sweet Shakespeare, I got one too!!!

The next day...
Lucy Barker
@ludicrouslylucy

Omg I just slipped on the stage and nearly broke my foot! Who waxes the wooden floor right before rehearsal?!

Todd Sweeney
@closeshave160

#scottishcurse continues

Later that week…
Lucy Barker
@ludicrouslylucy

The rehearsal props are seriously gone. #scottishcurse

Valencia Mortic
@visforvision

This is positively absurd! Such lack of professionalism! Such reckless abandon and careless subterfuge!

Todd Sweeney
@closeshave160

Someone's playin' a joke, divas. No need for explodin'@visforvision @ludicrouslylucy

Then...
Todd Sweeney
@closeshave160

Another note with another present. Mine's sportin' a book I leant him on stage directions.

Lucy Barker
@ludicrouslylucy

More notes! A book?!

Todd Sweeney
@closeshave160

“Not much time left, open doors. Don't let bitter block.”

“Careful not to play the fool and end up in the stocks.”

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