Friday, April 10, 2009

Envelope Please!


Welcome to the first annual Playwright's Award Ceremony hosted by yours truly, Camille Benoit! Please make sure your volume is up and click on the pictures!


Tonight we will celebrate the accomplishments of four wonderful, burgeoning writers. It takes a lot of time, thought and courage to share one's writing in public. Writing can be a window looking into the heart and intellect, and all those who are willing to share this intimate art with others are winners in my book!

But for the final act of LA DIVA, you the audience have made your choice. And now, the envelope please...The guest playwright of entry #2 is the winner with 10 votes, and the prize goes to...



Bonnie Silva of diamondsdaisies.blogspot.com!

Please give a round of applause to Bonnie as she will be the recipient of the book La Diva which is in the process of being constructed by hand by moi:



Bonnie will be named as the author of the final act. If you have a chance, visit her and give her a warm congrats. Many thanks and kudos to the following talented guest artists and dear friends who contributed their work as well:

The sweet and talented Sherry from ediemariesattic.blogspot.com
The inspiring and noble Cathy from bit-of-blarney.blogspot.com
The whimsical and creative Dutchess from
thegardenofthedutchess.blogspot.com

You have been patient and hardworking. BRAVO!

And now, the final act of La Diva, "Over The Rainbow" by Ms. Bonnie Silva...





Isabeau awoke after a fitful sleep. It was those first few moments before the dawn when the fog still covers the earth like a warm blanket. Bon, it must be done determined Isabeau. She emerged from her gilded quarters with her cloak hastily thrown over her shoulders. She walked gently so as not to attract attention but as soon as the castle walls were behind her, her gentle walk became fueled with an urgency like no other. Leaving the castle grounds was not an easy task but the guards had dozed off and an emboldened Isabeau made haste.


As the mist gave way to a verdant forest, Isabeau found herself home at last. Had she been gone all those years? Was it not just a dream? She was immediately consumed by overwhelming love and loss at the same time. Tears spilled from her eyes, and a sweet sad song emerged from the deepest part of her soul.



The melody caught the attention of all the forest creatures including a familiar young maiden. So captivated by the sound of love lost and then found, no one noticed the infant fairy Condoleeza approach. As Isabeau sang, the young fairy dusted Isabeau with the blue gossamer dust of fairies. The dust fell like ribbons winding through the mist and as the sun shone through the ancient trees the sad chanteuse began her transformation into the beautiful creature she had once been. Without thinking Isabeau flew to the young maiden.


Through tears of happiness the two whirled in circles until dizzy with joy they collapsed. As they lay laughing on the forest carpet, they realized the sweet scent of lavender had returned. Through Isabeau’s act of bravery and love, Condoleeza had ensured Isabeau would never suffer the cruel fate of the faded divas and the forest would continue to thrive forever vibrant and alive. To this day if you still your mind, open your heart and listen very carefully, you will hear Isabeau’s song of her beloved forest, so sweet, so tender.



La fin.

We here at Le Petit Théâtre de Chimères are grateful for your patronage. It was lovely having you in the audience and I wish you all a joyous Resurrection Sunday!




25 comments:

GrandmaK said...

Blessings on you and all. It was a grand performance. I did so enjoy it. Cathy

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Congratulations Bonnie...and also well done to all the Contributors!!! Have a lovely Easter break♥

The Dutchess said...

Congrats my dear Bonnie ..BRAVO...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Congratulations to the winner and all contenders!
And a sincere wish for a very Happy Easter!! Lots of joy! Lots of chocolate!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Congratulations to the talented winner! Act IV is delightful!

This has been an enchanting series ... I'm sure it was a lot of work, and I appreciate the effort to entertain us all! The plotline and the accompanying photos were an absolute delight.

I hope there's an encore in the future.

Happy and Joyous Holiday to you and all your readers!

Kwana said...

Congrats to Bonnie! Happy Easter and a wonderful weekend to you.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Bonjour Madame Benoit!

Congrats to Bonnie! What a fine writing talent she possesses! Her version of Act IV was wonderful. A very sweet ending to your marvelous play Camille! Thank you for all your hard work putting together this fabulous event! It was so much fun and a wonderful awakening of sleeping writing skills!!

Merci mille fois!

Bisous, Sherry

Bonnie said...

Hi everyone! May I just say thank you so much for your congratulatory comments! I was excited to enter the contest but I have to say I was even more excited to find out I won! This the first time I have entered a writing contest and there was some very stiff competition.

I would also like to thank our dear Anita for allowing us to complete Act IV of La Diva - that was very generous of you. I am so looking forward to receiving the book you are putting together!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. Take care and enjoy your day.

The Dutchess said...

My dear Camille..

There is a little surprise waiting for you in the garden...

A Bientot...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh la la! I must go into the secret and enchanting Garden of the Dutchess!!! Bless you all and CONGRATULATONS OUR DEAR BONNIE! Anita ou... Camille!

Rosemary said...

Congrats to Bonnie!
Hope you had a lovely Easter Anita!
Chat soon,
Rosemary

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cityfarmer said...

you've made some lovely changes here....

I'm a baaaad girlie...I haven't had the time to read your play....I know it will end with a delightful ending....

Fete et Fleur said...

I love it Anita, and you look so very beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished book. Things are rolling along here. I'll email you soon and give you all the details. I'm off to visit your winner.

Hugs!
Nancy

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Ooh Camille,
How festive and grand! Who did your dress (as they say)?

Congrats to Bonnie! What a beautiful finish. Thank you it made my day a little sweeter. Love Baguette Quartette, just the right touch!

Happy day, Anita (my fellow Eze traveler ;)
~Tracie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Just keep doing what you're doing, Anita. The masses will catch on mon amie!
Bisous, Tracie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you to those of you who leave comments. It is well appreciated. Anita

Jeanneoli said...

Bravo...Bravo!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Anita,

Thanks so much for visiting me today! I love Nancy, and how thrilling to find out you are her sil.:)

Hope you are having a happy day,
Lidy

Barb said...

Hi Anita,

My congratulations go both to you and Bonnie. Job well done. I can't wait to see your book. You continue to just amaze me. Girl, you have loads of talent!

Thank you for your heartfelt comments. The past few months knowing that Jeff would be leaving and having his brother in the hospital has been difficult. I have to tell you though, Peace has come flooding though and for that I am very grateful.

Now, if I could just get my printer to work.

hugs,
Barb

Valarie said...

What a beautiful post!! Valarie

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations to Bonnie,
I loved each ending, and such beautiful writing. Now I must go and visit each blog. I love to visit new places in Blogland.
Karen

Cynthia said...

Beautifully and innocently written.

Grace said...

Love the new header on the page! Can't wait for your next post! :D

I hope your weekend is going splendidly!

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