Today, for Simon and Schuster Canada’s #TimelessTour blog tour on historical fiction, I have a guest post by Kim Van Alkemade, author of Bachelor Girl.
For this post, Kim van Alkemade tells us about one of her favourite theatre experiences!
Guest post by Kim Alkemade
I had already delved into the work of the playwright Eugene O’Neill while I was researching Bachelor Girl, so I was beyond thrilled when I learned that the Irish Repertory Theatre would be staging a revival of his 1920 play The Emperor Jones. It was a fabulous production and sitting in the front row of their intimate theater gave me a visceral sense of what it would have been like to see the play staged at The Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village. The lead actor, Obi Abili, was spectacular in the part, and that helped me understand Charles Gilpin’s accomplishment in originating the role. I really loved “casting” Gilpin in the play Helen produces in the novel. Here’s a link you might like to follow to learn more about this particular theatrical experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOjI64Y0TP4.
Celebrate historical fiction with the Timeless Tour, from April 16 – May 4!
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Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canada for the invitation to join this blog tour and to the author for the post.