Monday, July 30, 2012
The main character in the opening scene of our play The Old Woman & the Barefoot Maiden is Crow. She was played by my sister, Della. Della is a wiz when in comes to putting costumes together, as you can see from the evocative crow she has crafted. She made the mask and the wings, which were a combination of a Cirque du Soleil scarf that she found at a rummage sale in Ireland and a hand-crocheted black shawl she found in a second-hand shop. The rest of her crow-like clothing, she cobbled together from bits found at used clothing shops and new clothing stores. Crow's black feather earrings were found in a shop in Bahrain. Here, Crow flies about the stage, getting into a frenzy in preparation for winter, for the old Akka of winter, that is, the Old Woman of our last days.