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Play a Game, Win a Prize!

Hello, Gaming Table friends! Emily Trask here again. We’re deep into the heart of rehearsals here at the Folger and will be starting technical rehearsals very soon. The set is incredible, the costumes unbelievable, and everyone is rightfully excited to get this skit up and running! But like any tech process worth its salt, it… Continue Reading »


Addicted to Love (and Sex, and Money)

Well, hello blog-friends! It’s the other Emily T. here, Emily Townley. I am very happily deep in rehearsals, beginning Week Three, with Emily Trask and the rest of the wonderful cast of The Gaming Table. A Quick Rundown of “Alpiew” I play one of the two main servants represented on stage, Mrs. Alpiew, lady’s maid,… Continue Reading »


Basset, anyone?

Recently, a handful of brave cast members, as well as the director, stage manager, and dialect coach of The Gaming Table all bellied up to that titular table to learn how to play Basset. Why Basset, you ask? And why did Susanna Centlivre write a play centered around the game? I was wondering the same thing… Continue Reading »


Game On!

We are halfway through our first week of rehearsals for The Gaming Table, and it’s already too much fun not to share. So without further ado… Welcome to the Folger Theatre Production Diary for Susanna Centlivre’s The Gaming Table (originally titled The Basset Table), brought to you by a double-dose of Emily T.  That’s right! There are two Emily T’s in… Continue Reading »


Fare Thee Well

Hi there! It’s Louis Butelli, from Folger’s Othello, writing to you one last time. As they say, all good things must come to an end. I’m fairly certain they weren’t referring to this blog when they said it, but, regardless, this is my very last post. The first thing to say is: “don’t despair!” New… Continue Reading »


Vault Tour II and Closing Night

Hello again from your blogfriend Louis Butelli, lately of Folger Theatre’s Othello. I am very, very pleased to report the following couple of things! 1. We had an incredible closing night this past Sunday. We were sold to the rafters with standing-room-only audience members in the back of the theater, and we had a very moving… Continue Reading »