It’s Blue Monday for the blog party bunch, and I have a blue for you that I hope will make you not so very blue after all: A blue hat! Modeled, as you see, by my good Lady Utopia!
Rescued in its barest form, from a box of random hats and baseball caps at a thrift store I frequent, it was perfect for my flower lady! Sure, it was unadorned when I found it, but with a spray of silk flowers and embellishment artistically arranged, I could create a floral hat any flower lady would be proud to wear!
You see, I was on a costume hunt last summer for the family comedy I was producing titled, Kit & Kaboodles.* Inspired by the Biblical story of Joseph, I set my story in 1910 and told the tale of a sibling rivalry that had caused a great rift between two brothers. When one brother returns, seemingly from the dead, to lay claim to his true inheritance, there is only one power in heaven and earth that can avert disaster – the power of forgiveness.
To open the play, I needed a narrator character who would exist in the story world, but also speak directly to the audience – especially at the outset to lay the story foundation. Enter Angelica! She of the blue hat aforementioned. Angelica sold flowers in the park from her trusty basket. The interesting thing about her flowers, though, was that – they talked . . .
Kit & Kaboodles Production Photos by Violet Brown Photography.