Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trek in the Park-Journey to Babel

 A couple of years ago, Bill and I were introduced to "Trek in the Park" by a friend of ours.  Her daughter had a part in the play.  It is a free play in the park featuring an episode of the old Star Trek series.  Bill was a big Star Trek fan and remembers the episodes that they have portrayed.  This year there was a change in venue.  It was moved to Cathedral Park in the St. John's area of Portland--directly under the St. John's Bridge.  As you can see by the picture of the bridge, the name of the park came from the gothic look of the bridge supports and it appears cathedral like.  Very cool visual.  Our friend, Kim, and her new husband were there and we sat with them to watch the show.
 Margaux--our friend's daughter--didn't have an acting role in this year's production but she sang the theme song at the beginning and end of the show. 

 All the familiar characters were in the production--Captain Kirk, Spock, Dr. McCoy, Chekov, Scott, Uhura.  Included scenes from the bridge

 and sick bay.
And a few great looking aliens.

There were at least a couple of thousand people there.  Huge crowd.  It was featured on CBS Sunday Morning news so we figured that brought even bigger crowds than they have had in the past.  Very fun and campy. 

Bill and I enjoyed a dinner out at The Rock afterward.  Fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon and evening.

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