Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Space Alien Observes the Summer Solstice 2019

June 21, 2019 marks this year's Summer Solstice, sometimes known in the Northern Hemisphere as Midsummer Night.  This is when the sun hangs around until late evening, takes a short nap, and is up again bright and very early the next morning!

The Space Alien loves this time of year when movements of sun and earth combine to produce seemingly endless days.

Most of all, the Space Alien enjoys playing the role of Puck in summer theatre productions of Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Space Alien as Puck in Elizabethan Garb

The Space Alien as Puck in Rustic Garb

If you have forgotten some details of this play, please review this account by the Royal Shakespeare Company (with a helpful video!):

If you still find this plot too involved to comprehend, don't worry; so does the Space Alien!

But some confusion has never hindered the Space Alien's joyful participation in these summer theatre productions!  And, as you can see from these exclusive photos, the Space Alien is totally believable as Puck, the naughty mischief-maker!

While Loyal Readers may not have a chance to see a production featuring the Space Alien as Puck, we hope many will have an opportunity to attend a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in their own communities.  

To enhance your enjoyment, the Space Alien recommends these interesting articles about Puck at the websites below!