All-volunteer production benefits Shelter House

Special to The Log
Group shot of the cast includes (back from left) Doug Henderson, Brandon Underwood, Jamie Brown, Kyle Wehrhahhn; (middle) Nicole James, Missy Mungle, Andrew Adkinson; and (front) Deana Mungle. Not pictured are Kaitlin Morales, James Levy and Marty Coulbourn.

Earth Mother has been responsible for the change of seasons since the beginning of time, and the official transition from winter to spring is just around the corner. But she suddenly decides to retire and pass the mantle on to her daughter, Ostara — who will have just two months to meet and marry her true love. Meanwhile, a powerful warlock who hates flowers, eggs and all things related to spring has cast a spell aimed at making winter last forever … and ever!   

“The Awakening: Celebrating the Spring Equinox in Style” is a farcical, adult-oriented fashion show set to an original play written in fairy tale form. It will feature a local cast of fairies, gods, goddesses and a warlock skilled in martial arts, all dressed in one-of-a-kind, Grecian-inspired dresses and togas. The costumes will be designed by Navarre resident Kika Painter, who graduated in 2006 from the Portland Art Institute in Portland, Ore. The 10 cast members, six men and four women, will act out the narrated play, which also will feature samples from nearly 20 songs and martial arts and dance performances.

 See “The Awakening: Celebrating the Spring Equinox in Style” from 5-7 p.m. April 19 at Shoreline Village, 886 Harbor Blvd. in Destin, off Gulf Shore Drive. It will feature local actors Doug Henderson and Jamie Brown, as well as a motley crew from Destin, Navarre and Fort Walton Beach.

This production benefits Shelter House, which serves victims of domestic and sexual violence. The play itself is free to attend, but guests are asked to bring an item on Shelter House’s wish list at www.shelterhousenwfl.org.