Jacksonville has long needed Shakespeare in the park. Too bad it came to this! “Oh what fools these mortals be!”
Your humble correspondent did’st hastily proclaim that a professional he was not. Pax were welcomed to the show and the curtain went up on this Tragicomedy called, “A Comedy of Bowzer’s” loosely adapted (not even close) to Bill Wigglestick’s “A Comedy of Errors”
Side Straddle Hops (jumping jacks) In cadence x 10
Reachers in cadence x 10
Little baby arm circles forward and backwards x 10 each
Speed skaters x 20 On your own.
Cast of Characters:
Heisenberg Pyro Boucher
Toxic Bernie Bowzer
Xenu Hog Country
Captain Underpants Barley
The stage was then set for the fun and frivolity that was sure to ensure. The actors were split into unequal teams as the curtain went up for 5 acts of madness. The Bard himself was on hand to keep a watchful eye!
“Exit, pursued by a bear.” – Stage direction from “A Winters Tale
While the others are bearcrawling, Pax 1 flips tire 10 times. Switch Pax and continue til time is called.
“Oh its excellent to have a giant’s strength, but it’s tyrannous to use it like a giant.’ – Measure for Measure
20 Block curls
30 weighted flutterkicks
10 squat presses.
Reduce by 1 rep each round til time is called.
“The wheel is come full circle, I am here.” – King Lear
Cone 1 complete 10 burpees bear crawl to next cone.
Cone 2 complete 9 burpees, bear crawl to next cone.
Cone 3-complete 8 burpees, bear crawl to next cone. “Dost thou get the idea?”
“And if you break the ice and do this feat, achieve the elder, set the younger free.” – The Taming of the Shrew
Bench Dips – 15 down to 1
Speed Skaters – 20 reps down to 1
“Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.” – Julius Caesar
From Starting lamppost, runneth to far end of field. (A long way, Yes?) 3 burpees.
Run, verily, run back and complete 3 more burpees. Complete til time is called.
Finish with 4 rounds of Circle Burpees.
Even before Shakespeare’s time, actors in the ancient Greek plays wore masks. It is often liberating wearing a mask, because the “true you” is hidden. But we all wear different masks throughout our lives. Our Husband mask, father mask, boss mask etc…..But they are all versions of our inner self. Don’t hide behind your mask!
Prayers for SOC and his family and prayers for my son as he travels to start his new life in Seattle!
Coming soon to a park near you…..McBowzer!!