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Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringam Tolley

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by Diane Stringam Tolley

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Elves and the Shoemaker

What an amazing experience!
The Elves and the Shoemaker was my very first attempt at writing, producing and directing.
And I survived.
Would I do anything differently?
Nope.
Enjoyed every uncertain, educating, sleepless, difficult, breathtaking, teary, exhilarating minute!
To all my elves and shoemakers: Thank you. A HUGE thank you.
I love you all!
Pictures by : Kristi Milner Pfeiffer.
Sawyer's saving you a seat!
Little Elf Face


Playbill...

Townspeople



Welcome to the town of Bliss, Anywhere.

The elves appear
While the Shoemaker sleeps . . .


These shoes are 'Perfection'!

Peeved being a little less peeved.

Bad Boy Blues

Narrator 'staying out of it'.

Sorry, Jonny, I forgot you were there.
Why were you there?

Shoes for everyone!

Videos and more pictures to follow as soon as they are ready!


In other news:

Tonight is PIE NIGHT!
The second most magical night in the Tolley year.
71 pies this year. 
Apple, Strawberry/Rhubarb, Cherry, Blueberry, Cherry/Blueberry, Peach, Chocolate, Coconut-cream, Lemon and pumpkin.
Wish you were here!


8 comments:

  1. Congratulations. You more than earned your 71 pies.

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  2. Every year you drive me insane with desire for pie. You are wicket...very very wicked. Oh yes, and sincere congratulations on your theatrical triumph. Now go eat your pie.

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  3. You are a force to be reckoned with, Diane - writing, producing, directing and running a play with many little people, PLUS creating dozens of pies, PLUS blogging PLUS running a household ... many tips of the hat to you!

    Looking forward to hearing more about the play! And I THOUGHT March 14 was a special day but there was nothing noted on my calendar so I forgot again!!

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  4. I am so glad it went well. And even gladder that you had fun.
    Yay you. And all the elves and shoemakers.
    Pie? You can keep it. All of it.

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  5. Mmmmmmm... pieeeeeeeeee...
    *drools*

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  6. Oh those photographs are wonderful and enlarged they are just brilliant.
    I'm so pleased everything was a success.

    Enjoy your pie night ... amazing 71 !!!

    All the best Jan

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  7. Mmm, pies! I'm off pastry at the moment, doing a bit of weight losing here to fit into my jeans for the winter.
    I've forgotten why you have pie night, refresh my memory?
    The photos from the play look interesting.

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  8. Never mind, I remember. It's pi day.

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