Thursday, July 31, 2008

True Mummy has been rescheduled for spring 2009

Our production of True Mummy by playwright Tom Cone (Herringbone) has been postponed until sometime in the spring of 2009 at a location TBA. We had been in rehearsal for True Mummy when one of our actors (Debbie Hudkins) sustained an injury to her knee that required surgery. Debbie was on vacation in Hawaii when the boat captain hurriedly demanded that everyone get out of the water and back on board the vessel. No it wasn't a shark, but those pesky and dangerous Man of War jellyfish. Debbie was toweling off when the vessel went one direction and she went the other. The result was a blown-out knee cap, intense pain and the need for surgery. You may remember that Debbie and her husband David were the bar owners in our production of Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" (click to see the photos) that ran all summer in 2007. We wanted to keep our cast together for this production so the logical thing to do was postpone. The cast includes Debbie Hudkins, David Hudkins, Carolyn Haycraft, and Danica Suguitan.

True Mummy refers to a black luminous, clear glaze, the "best shellac in the history of art" that was made from the ash of cremated mummies. What is sacred today? Is any degree of desecration justified if it is in the pursuit of truth and the creation of art? There is no shortage of ideas in Tom Cone's probing play!

"True Mummy" is funded in part by a generous grant from The Kinsman Foundation.

Welcome To Arts Equity's News Blog

Greetings, friends of Arts Equity, and welcome to our new "News Blog."
As most of our regular patrons know, Producing Director Llewellyn Rhoe makes every effort to get the word about about our groundbreaking, innovative productions. Our web site,, is continually updated with the latest information, as is our ongoing online events schedule at
As strong as those resources are, though, we needed a vehicle that would allow us to get the word out quickly when new developments occurred at Arts Equity. A blog seemed to be the obvious choice. We'll be posting important bits of news here from time-to-time... please remember to add the blog to your "favorites" list or bookmarks (and for those of you with RSS feed subscriptions, be sure to add us there too).
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