Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

(Last Update: 22:47 PDT 18 March 2012 )

This production by Pisces Moon on 6 Aug 2005 was the culmination of a two-week camp (10 6-hour days). The cast of 43 kids did an amazing job on a huge script (67 pages, for a 2.5-hour performance), especially as a third of the script was finished only 3 days before performance and they did not have time for a full dress rehearsal. Two performances were done on outdoor stages (since the Broadway Playhouse only seats 63)—the evening performance was much smoother than the afternoon one.

Abe had two parts: Bartemius Crouch, Sr. and Bartemius Crouch, Jr. We were quite pleased at how well he learned his lines, developed physical and vocal mannerisms for his characters, stayed in character onstage, projected his voice (he was one of the few who did not need amplification for the outdoor stage). The directors were also apparently pleased with his work this summer, as they gave him their "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" award, which they give to one child in each cast.

The director, Terri Steinmann, does a fantastic job of matching kids to their parts and getting excellent performances out of the kids, while keeping their enthusiasm for the theater high. We have been very pleased with Pisces Moon and plan to have Abe work with them again.

The pictures below have links to larger images.

Charlie Weasley, Winkie, Crouch, and Amos
Charlie Weasley, Winkie, Crouch, and Amos
Crouch questioning Winkie about the Dark Mark
Crouch questioning Winkie about the Dark Mark
Crouch firing his house-elf Winkie
Crouch firing his house-elf Winkie

Dumbledore, Crouch, and Ludo Bagman
Dumbledore, Crouch, and Ludo Bagman
Crouch making an announcement about the Triwizard Tournament
Crouch making an announcement about the Triwizard Tournament
Crouch with Hogwarts Faculty
Crouch with Hogwarts Faculty

Crouch with Ludo Bagman and the Hagrid puppet
Crouch with Ludo Bagman and the Hagrid puppet

Crouch Jr. being dosed with Veritaserum
Crouch Jr. being dosed with Veritaserum
Crouch Jr. confessing his crimes
Crouch Jr. confessing his crimes
Crouch Jr. boasting of his crimes
Crouch Jr. boasting of his crimes at the end of his confession.


sketch of Kevin Karplus by Abe
Kevin Karplus's home page
Abe with glasses
Abe's home page
Abe as Alfonso Churchill
Abe's theater page

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