On the Road: Maine & Back Again

A moose at the Maine welcome center--coincidentally the closest we got to an actual moose on our trip to Maine.

Long Time No Blog
It’s been a while since the last update from Troupe 1. In a nutshell, we’ve been busy. Where exactly have we been busy? Here are some of the highlights:

First we went to Maine:

Dover-Foxcroft's very own Sedomocha isn't the latest blended coffee drink at Starbucks, it's the Elementary School serving the towns of SEbec, DOver-Foxcroft, MOnson, and CHArleston, Maine.

Our week in Maine was followed by that incredible fluke of a snowstorm that left millions across the Northeast without power for days.

Our poor jack-o-lanterns were just as surprised by the snowstorm as the power companies!

Next came Providence, RI, where we celebrated Halloween by following a lead from our “Janey,” Alex, to visit the home of H.P. Lovecraft, a horror and weird fiction writer most well known for his Cthulhu Mythos. Think Edgar Allan Poe meets Stephen King. Perfect for Halloween, huh?

Happy Halloween from Providence!

Following Rhode Island we made a few stops in Connecticut and then spent a good chunk of time out and about and around New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. I have to say that as much as I’ve heard about the beauty of Fall in New England, it’s definitely surpassed my expectations. The fireworks of Fall are on full display in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

Hooksett, NH is situated on the Merrimack River in the shadow of the White Mountains to the North. And yes, Hanna Ho Hee Pond was just as cute as it sounds.

Before Thanksgiving we went back up to Maine to polish off a week of shows put on by the Piscataquis Public Health Council (Pis-CAT-a-kwis). You can check out the local media coverage here and here.

My lands! Milo (and the rest of Maine) is mighty friendly indeed.

And that’s about it for the past month. Like I said, just a little bit busy.

Coach J’s Pick of the…Month:
One of the reasons I love my job at FOODPLAY is that we get to go to a lot of places that normal folks might not have a particular reason to visit. One such place came in the past couple of weeks when we got to take a ferry to get to our school in Grand Isle, Vermont:

The morning commute to Grand Isle, Vermont goes well with a nice crisp apple.

The post-show glow at Grand Isle School.

It may not seem like much, but for a simple Tennessee boy (we don’t really have ferry services in TN–go figure, huh?) it made my day!

Stay healthy,
Coach J

About Joseph Bromfield

Born and raised in Chattanooga, this tall Tennessean is honored to be joining FOODPLAY for a second tour. Joseph is a recent graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, FL where he received his B.A. in Theatre Arts. Following his time at Rollins, he was named a Fulbright Scholarship Finalist for study and research in the UK, where he took a post graduate year at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to earn a Post Graduate Diploma in Classical Acting. Outside of his theatrical ambitions, Joseph loves playing tennis, exploring the great outdoors, and sharing a laugh with his amazing friends and family.

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