The cool kids write the blog

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Hey y’all, it is time for a good blog post for once. You have Tay Tay and Jake Jake writing for you tonight, under Jimmy’s name. We did some stuff today. Some buddies went to go see Shakespeare for breakfast, including Taylor. He describes it as “cleverly funny,” and “two thugs up, way up, dawg.” Jacob elected to go see Into the Heights with some comrades, some of whom described it as “delightful,” and “a musical.”

After these wonderful shows, the super cool kids, a.k.a. all of the kids in this shindig, went to go do some improv. The crowd was small, butt the laughs were huge. Taylor got some Pokemon cards. Then we all went to go hand out cards to citizens.

From there, we all headed down for some lunch at the dorms, and headed out for our last performance. It was flawless. WE then headed for some ice cream, and when back to the theater from whence we came to go see Property Rights, a delightful and spooky show. We headed back to the dorms and broke down the set and props. We had Papa Johns, and everyone is now going to sleep.

Peace, dawg.

Love,
Taylor and Jacob

The First Show!

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Hello Friends,

Today marked a huge accomplishment for every member of the FOTR cast and crew: “Where to Begin” premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Everyone has expressed how blessed and proud they feel to be a part of such a rewarding experience. Many people have helped us through this journey, but today all the work and dedication paid off. Despite this exciting news FOTR has been keeping very busy! Last night Fellowship took their hand at the traditional Scottish Ceilidh dance. A daunting experience for some and enjoyable for all FOTR had the unique experience of learning about Scottish culture. With three shows left everyone is itching to get back on the stage.

Cheers,
Jimmy

London Has Past!

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Hello all! It’s been quite a whirlwind for all of us Fellowship Members, and we’ve had a wonderful last (sniff sniff) last day in London.

For me, the day started early with a trip to a very British coffee shop that only cool Londoners know about called Starbucks. Our hotel is very conveniently located only a block away from the River Thames and the Millennium Bridge, which you can walk across to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Shakespeare’s Globe is right on the Thames, too! All of us got to go on a wonderful tour and workshop led by Fergal, an actor at the theatre. We learned so much from him and really enjoyed getting to hear about his Fergal-icious life and the rich history of the venue where he performs.

For the rest of the day, we got to split up and explore London! It was an absolute thrill for us to have free reign of the city (and probably an absolute nightmare for our chaperones!) A bunch of us went to the Tower of London and were absolutely awestruck to see the display of thousands of ceramic poppies, in memory of WWI soldiers. The sight was simply breathtaking and not something any of us will soon forget.

At this point, Mary and I broke off from the group to go on a tour of the Tower of London. Being huge history nerds, we absolutely fangirled over all of the interesting stories and fascinating old buildings. Definitely worth the (slightly expensive) price of admission! Afterwards, we took the tube (slang for the London subway) to Buckingham Palace and I located my favorite bakery from my last UK trip three years ago; where we got Cornish pasties.

A trip to the loo and another tube ride brought Mary and I to Piccadilly Circus. After one very delicious traditional British snack, we were eager for more. This brought us to a little known, underground London relic: the Rainforest CafĂ©. This went really well, and we rejoined the group to see The 39 Steps on the West End (British equivalent of Broadway). As someone who loves theatre more than she loves chocolate, I thoroughly enjoyed the show from our front-row seats, and I’m sure everyone else would agree.

Well, that’s about it for London. Tomorrow, we move on out to Edinburgh and I turn seventeen! Check back soon for more updates.

Cheers!
-Kennedy (Birthday Girl)

Embarking on a Journey

Steps at The Globe Theater

Dear Friends and Family,

After seven hours flying over seas, without naps, caffeine, and rest the FOTR cast and crew is retiring on their first full day abroad! The first day was highlighted by a captivating tour by bus, showcasing London’s amazing architecture and history.

Struggles against rain, wind, and a local London cycling race set the group back from seeing some major landmarks like The Buckingham Palace. With a stroke of luck the weather cleared for an evening walking tour. As the day dwindled down the group enjoyed the sheer atmosphere of the city. Local museums, The iconic Globe Theater, and the Millennium Bridge which served as a filming spot for the sixth Harry Potter film.

Tomorrow FOTR looks forward to workshops at the Globe Theater, National Theater, and exploring the beautifully quaint city of London. There’s no place like London!

Cheers,
Fellowship of the Ravens