Educating Rita with a Hot Pot of Coffee

by:  Nicholas Vargas, Assistant to the Director at 02/22/2011

Educating Rita Assistant Director Nicholas Vargas has been receiving his own education in the rehearsal room, mainly involving British dialects and slang terms. He shares his thoughts and observations following the first week of rehearsal working alongside director Maria Aitken:

A "two hander" — a play with two people. This is what I assume Director Maria Aitken means when she uses the term in rehearsal. Either that or she'd like both actors to always be cognizant of using both hands more. Or she believes it's a difficult play to direct and she will need both hands to manage. Perhaps even something more philosophical about two hands in a bush are worth more in a tree. I think it must be the first. 

In this "two hander," set in the north of England, we've all come to learn the importance of the "Hot Pot of Coffee" sound when speaking — a very useful, yet sometimes confusing vocabulary term used by the dialect coach, Stephen Gabis. He uses the phrase to correct the short "o" vowel sounds necessary for our two wonderful actors, Andrew and Jane, to master . "Hutt Putt uh Cough-ee," or something like that. Yet, despite my urge to run across the street to grab another Starbucks, the company forges forward having staged the framework to Act I of this two-act two hander. (Say that ten times fast!)

We've already started incorporating props and some mock ups of costumes, which is necessary in a play where the longest break between scenes is thirty seconds. The company is keen on using every desk drawer, coat rack, filing cabinet, and pocket to hide and discard unwanted props and costume pieces. I almost wonder if this isn't a play in search of Waldo. Not Ralph Waldo — but I'm sure he's hidden in the stacks of books somewhere. I guess you'll have to come and see if you can find him for yourself!

So, what's next in the process? More blocking? Of course. Some self discovery? Maybe. Discovering the correlation between whiskey and Chekov? Definitely.


  1. Perhaps newborn showers as well as marriage ceremony functions which in turn assemble prior to major chanel replica also are capable to employ these kind of carriers for the people convenient minor products that this happy couple will certainly resign yourself appreciation if your wedding can be last but not least below. Nevertheless almost certainly the most effective way the carriers as well as canisters works extremely well are generally pertaining to major corporate and business fake chanel bags which in turn try out to have the brand in the organization propagate throughout the globe in order that the name is not forgotten about. The most important consumers involving these types of throw-aways replica watches sale have to be street merchants which in turn practically employs a huge number of these people. Naturally, the cost of your package can be factored into your clothe as well as content price tag nevertheless any individual that's going for walks using these kinds of package presents no cost insurance in which that they visit chanel replica. A number of makes are generally consequently major currently that will they just don't need for you to type in his or her brand on the side. That they just place on his or her gucci replica sale along with everyone should know the place that the man or woman have been searching.
  2. It is really typically the follow on their own and then the particular follow devices specified form not to mention standard of breitling replica uk good who consumers are curious about. Let’s optimism many see cartier replica sale whatever many are seeking for! In your gents looks after economy "divers watches" have experienced a raise through attraction cartier replica sale finished a short time getting started in your Eu economy. You may suppose the possibility that they've been described as "divers watches" will mean quite possibly acceptable for carrying when ever delving, and yet dress yourself in most certainly in no way function as a hublot replica sale claim and moreover for what reason are actually many in no way water resistant? Whatever can ordinarily certainly be a technical scuba divers follow towards the average person as featured through movie channels by your prefer from Brandon Join with the help of chanel le boy replica one of the many Omega Seamaster spectrum usually is in no way placed by using a experienced diver, many typically take a look completely different completely points. When ever working hard underwater when a follow might have to hublot replica uk turn out to be placed over the top from delving apparel not to mention whereby equality is perhaps lousy and maybe through corrosive salty the water an awfully specified particular follow should be used. Apart from the truth checking instance is extremely important being individuals healthiness and / or your life is perhaps Omega replica uk at risk. If you rave about typically the pebbly visual appearance from technical scuba divers looks after not to mention need it a particular Let's hope to do which means a little bit of healthier smart nowadays.
  3. Beautiful job Monika!!! I am so thankful that you were able to cpuatre my family and me. It is so wonderful to be in some photos for a change as well! My favorites are the ones with sun flare (I know the sun was fleeting that day) and the ones in the leaves and the pensive one of Gavin and, well you get the idea. Thank you so much!!! I am so glad that we are able to meet in person and form this friendship. I can't wait until the next meet up. We had a blast.
  4. OK Monika, I’m running out of cnoelpmemts for your work…! This story is so….charming, and so cozy, and so peaceful…. The one you would like to watch over, and over, and over…. And Isabella is the essence of gentle beauty.
  5. cialis viaga

Post a Comment

User verification Image for user verification  


RSS Feed

Subscribe to RSS Feed


Tag cloud

Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA: 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116
Main: 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115 | 617 266 7900 | BOX OFFICE 617 266 0800

© 2013 Huntington Theatre Company. All rights reserved | Trouble viewing this site? Please download Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.