What “Lone Star” Has Meant to Me – Matt Blundell

The cast of Lone Star

Lone Star has been an incredible experience from beginning to end. When Jack first asked me to direct this as one of NP’s Pop-Up Theatre Projects, I was immediately intrigued at what the possibilities were for this show and what it could become. But I couldn’t even come close to imagining the level this show has been brought to life, thanks to the incredible performances Jamie, Garret and Ian have been preparing to share with all our guests.

Lone Star for me means a triumphant return, once again, to a great passion. To this crazy process of taking words on a page and turning them in to a live action event. This time, as a director, I also get to create, or try to, a complete experience, setting the stage, for those coming to watch these great performances. This time has been made even more special by working alongside Jim, a longtime friend, who’s guidance has been instrumental through the process of creating this show.

From music to the set, props and costumes, lights and sound, it’s all wrapping around the amazing work of this talented cast. Being able to watch the development of these characters in rehearsal has been nothing short of a privilege. Lastly and perhaps best of all, I’ve been working once again with my leading lady Kate, this time as the show’s Stage Manager. She keeps us on task and on time, and me on budget and supports us all in achieving something far greater than I had envisioned when we started.

Thank you to all our supporters. I hope you enjoy watching this show over the next couple weekends as much I have over the last few months… these guys are really, really, good!

Lone Star plays September 17 – 26 at the Lions and Lioness Pavilion in Victoria Park, Cobourg. Get your tickets online now or at the gate.