…Amanda’s note from Tues Aug 2

From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt…

Foggust, May You Stick Around

I am astonished that it is already August of 2022. How the heck did that happen? The weeks surely do fly right by, don’t they? I swear that almost every conversation that I have had in passing includes reference to the fog. Mostly it’s about how great it is, and how happy everyone is that it is here, clinging to the coastline and creeping into the inland valleys over night.

On Monday morning there was even some rain, and some forecasted thunder showers were the cause. Thankfully the lightning was limited and things were damp. We know all too well what lightning does when it meets dry fuel, and are seeing the results of that  along the Oregon border, as well as with other blazes in California. Be safe everyone!

Yesterday I reported for my first official rehearsal for Moliére’s “The Miser,” which has been not only translated, but also adapted, by Geoff Hoyle. The play will be performed at St. Columba’s on the weekend of August 27 and 28, and then on Labor Day weekend, all three days (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday). All shows start at 4 PM. 

Before heading out into the fog, I put on my ankle length skirt and hard soled shoes as producer Sharron Drake (also a KWMR Board Member) had instructed me to do. I also put on sunblock, a hat, and took some fleece pants, a down jacket, and a hat. You never know what you are going to meet in our various microclimates, and I was ready.

Rendering of Brindavoine’s “look.”     image: Sharron Drake

I am playing the servant Brindavoine, and I have penchant for spilling things, just like I am here, spilling the beans about this summer’s play. Mine is a minor role (thankfully). It’s the same general crew that produced the Inverness Shakespeare performances. Wonderfully talented, kind, and devoted thespians! Tickets are now on sale – click HERE. If you go, be sure to layer up, although yesterday the fleece pants, warm hat, and coat all stayed in my bag. 

Youth Board Rep?
And….if you are a youth, or you know of a youth that might be interested in serving as a KWMR Youth Board Representative, please apply now for the coming school year! We had such a delightful experience with our very first Youth Board Reps – Elena Rodoni and Sophia Buckholtz, and we look forward to new reps in the fall! Application is HERE.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and for your support of KWMR!

Amanda Eichstaedt
KWMR Station Manager and Executive Director