photo by Ray Faass
Our time in Apalachicola has come to a close. After two rousing performances and a week with our favorite kids, we had to say goodbye. A big thank you to the kids for working so hard and for being the faces, voices, and presence of the characters in the premiere. You’ll always be remembered for launching the show and proving that we could have fun doing it. We’ll miss you something fierce!
Thank you to the parents and families of those hard-working kids. You got them to the rehearsals. You helped find costumes and learn lines. We hope you were the proudest, seeing your kids on stage. Bravo!
A special note of thanks to the adults involved in the production: Ron, Tara, Elinor, Miss Liz, Mario, and Randy. You filled so many roles: stage crew, cheerleaders, teachers, maintenance crew, set and prop managers, costume and make-up, sound engineers, tech crew … the list could go on and on. But above all, you provided friendship and support to us “northerners,” come from Tallahassee, riding on hope that the show would come together. You were the human face of every miracle tossed our way. We’ve said it before but it bears repeating, “We couldn’t have done it without you.”
Thank you to Faye Johnson, Director of Project Impact, Apalachicola, whose idea this was in the first place. Faye hosted us, handled lots of logistics, and kept us convinced that “the show would go on.”
Thank you to everyone who came to see the production, whether from near or far. Without an audience, we wouldn’t have had much of a show. But you were more than that, your applause and laughter kept us going.
Our sincerest appreciation to Mayor Van Johnson for providing the sound equipment, Betty Webb, Apalachicola city staff, and all of the staff at Project Impact.
For permission to adapt Crossing Jordan for the stage, we acknowledge Peachtree Publishers of Atlanta, Georgia.