The Prospero Theatre group is here for a few weeks. They are wonderfully accomplished in the theatre arts, very skilled in their craft and have a host of other experiences to help them in their work. One owns a professional stilt company, teaches stilt walking and has a lot of performing experience. One is Inuit/Dene and comes with a skill set exclusive to having been the child of a trapper in the far north, then in mid stream, changing paths to become proficient in using theatre as an outreach tool for other First Nations children. The third member of this party is a gifted Shakespearean actor and businessman and is the impetus behind the group's success. For these two weeks, Prospero is working with the students at Frog Lake, a venue they are finding equally rewarding as it is challenging.
I am privileged to speak with these folks as I serve them breakfast and supper. For them, I try my best, do my utmost and create tastes that please the palate and the senses, or so they have told me. For that I am grateful and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn more and get to know them as individuals. Each is unique and I am humbled to be in their presence. Moose Hills Inn is indeed happy to have made their acquaintance. Watch for their interactions in your community somewhere in Alberta. They bring humour and openess to the children they expose to theatre, with a flair I can only imagine based on the personality of each of them.
And that is what I love about being the hostess at Moose Hills Inn!