|William Bednar-Carter (Cedric and both James Potters) |
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child - Curran Theatre, San Francisco CA
I remember a sad, young boy leaving all he loved behind, face pressed against the window, rearview
mirror framing his last glimpse of home. My words of comfort and reassurance weren't enough for
a heart breaking, no matter my painting it an adventure. The dog licked his nose, but it was the books
given him that absorbed him, welcomed him into another world where he could forget himself and
identify with another boy dealing with life's unexpected twists, turns, upsets, and triumphs. I
never dreamed (fast forward 20 years) he'd be on stage living these characters, wand raised,
empowering another generation of eager hearts and minds with the gift of imagination.
by Margaret Bednar, December 20, 2019
A long-winded, rambling "poem" - more prose than poetry... but I'm calling it "Acrostic" and using artistic license and linking up with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Just One (Last) Word: Imagine"
With his blond hair dyed brown and a wand in his hand, my son is bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the West Coast - San Francisco's Curran Theatre. Official Grand Opening was December 1, 2019. HERE William plays Cedric and both James Potters.
I remember he read the first three Harry Potter books within a week, sitting on our backyard hill with a view of Lake Michigan. Petoskey became a dear home in our hearts, a move we never regretted and one where my kids made everlasting friends. But that first week was hard, and Harry Potter and the gang became kindred spirits...