Today we’re bringing you some treats from our resident illustrator, Mr. Meekins’ very good friend, Sam Bertken. Sam has been making illustrations for our shows since the very first one, O Best Beloved, before the Peripatetic Players even knew how to peripatet.
For O Best Beloved (2013), Sam drew each of the animals who starred in the stories:
The Elephant’s Child
Old Man Kangaroo being chased by Wild Dog Dingo
Aesop Amuck (2015) also featured some animal stars:
The Ill-Fated Mouse Council
Town Mouse & Country Mouse
Beat Poet Crow
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
And this year, he’s drawn the pirate Players mid-adventure aboard their ship! Click the image to download a coloring page of your very own!
To DeFremery Park: AC Transit Bus #26 or #31
To Noe Valley Town Square: MUNI #48 or J-Church
Biking to DeFremery Park or to Noe Valley is a great option! But BART asks that you don’t bring bikes on the Transbay bus bridges this weekend. (The regular AC Transit Transbay Bus routes do allow bikes.) There will be more frequent ferry service across the Bay — it’s a fantastic ride both on bike and boat. Click here for more info for cyclists.
If you must drive, street parking is usually available at DeFremery Park, but quite difficult at Noe Valley. It’s always a good idea to plan some extra time if you’re driving.
With a ton of fables featuring Mice, you can be sure that Mice will have a starring role in the Peripatetic Players’s Aesop Amuck!
The Mice in Aesop’s Fables always seem to be having councils. They have a lot of important decisions to make, like how to get away from the Cat, or to better organize their mouse armies. And of course there’s songs to be sung… But we’ll let that be a surprise.
Stay tuned for more character profiles, and more fabulous drawings from Mr Bertken (a.k.a. Meekins)!