Timothy Mooney, writes about life on the road, performing one-man plays, and sharing workshops and thoughts on acting, classical theatre, Shakespeare and Moliere! Tim is author/performer of BREAKNECK HAMLET, SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORIES; TEN EPIC PLAYS AT A BREAKNECK PACE!, MOLIERE THAN THOU, LOT O' SHAKESPEARE, THE GREATEST SPEECH OF ALL TIME and CRITERIA, A ONE-MAN COMIC SCI-FI THRILLER! He is also the author of 17 new Moliere adaptations, and the acting text, ACTING AT THE SPEED OF LIFE!
The View From Here: Love to Mom
Well, my Mom passed away yesterday. I'll be racing around a bit more than usual the next couple of days, shuttling between performances and family events (I'm home for the moment.) One of these days I'll catch up on my blog update, but for now, here's a brief tribute to Mom ... (She's somewhere in each of these pictures ...)
Somewhere, in there, British Petroleum started spewing toxic sludge into the Gulf of Mexico, denying how much they were spewing, how easy it would be to stop, how incapable they were of protecting the shores, and proceeded to say a number of impolitic things which quickly found them amongst the most despised corporations on the planet. … Let’s enjoy a couple photos of the gulf, while we still might.
As usual, when I hit the west coast, there’s lots more driving per performance than in the east, and with time on my hands, I dropped in on my brother Pat, my old college friend, Cil, Jayne from the Rogue Performance Festival, and Kirsten from High School, before swinging back up to Utah for a show at Snow College.
The hosts at Snow College were a really charming couple who’d built their own ecologically-green house tucked back into the mountains, complete with horses, a pond and hay.
Happy New Year!
And now, flashing back to last year! September, 2014! There I was, getting back to the highway! This time around,
it’s the “First and Last Month’s Rent Tour!”
Gearing up to tuck in
with my own place to live, yes, in just ONE region of the U.S., I drew up one last
full-country tour, and set out.
I met Winnie
Wenglewick of The Dangerous Theatre during the Orlando Fringe Festival, and she
brought me in to perform for two weekends in Denver. Given that it was the
first two weekends of September, it was too early in the semester for most
schools to bring me in, but I managed to get in seven performances over two
weekends with a very warm audience response, along with a nice Colorado
Moving westward, I
pushed on to a series of visits with a who’s who of Friends-On-The-Road: Brenda
in Twin Falls, Joe Proctor in Missoula, Joe Jacoby in Coeur d’alene, David and
Beth and Babs and Jorj and Patti and Lee in Seattle, Bill Luce in Portland,
my brother Pat, and Brenda &…
I know! You’re not used to hearing
from me so soon after a blog has just been posted! (Just two weeks ago!) But the
excitement is just to great to contain: The New Book is Out! Shakespeare’s Histories; Ten Epic
Plays at a Breakneck Pace! is going to be big, big, big!
I’m having a Party! It’s a Book
Release Party on Monday, January 13 at the Oil Lamp Theatre in Glenview, IL.
Please RSVP and join me! (There are 25 RSVP’s in already, and only 60 seats in
this theatre!) The book order has been placed and it will be a race against
time to get there in time for the show! (If they don’t arrive in time, I will
personally drive copies to your home!)
The Oil Lamp Theatre is at 1723
Glenview Rd. in Glenview, IL. The party begins at 7:30 with a performance
starting around 8 pm. I’ll be performing “Shakespeare’s Histories” in its
entirety, and we’ll take a break for wine and book sales and signing, and then
I’ll climb back on stage to take requests from Shakespeare, Moliere or even
“The Greatest S…