This summer Matthew tried out for a smaller role because after his cardio-thoracic reconstruction, he wasn't sure what his physical limitations would be. Matthew got the role of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. For those who haven't read the play, Bottom is a peasant weaver whom Puck gives an ass's head.
So Matthew needed a peasant costume. And a donkey's head.
Here's the costume. (Because Matt's a peasant, I couldn't sew a fancy costume, but I used a wonderfully soft moleskin fabric.)
The donkey's head was much more of a challenge. But I took this...
And made this.
Not bad. But the director (whose husband is an engineer) had a much grander and better idea. Now this is a donkey's head! Plus, the audience will be able to see Matthew's facial expressions.
Plug for the play: it's Saturday, July 25, at 2pm
at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Fine Arts Center.