Shagbottom Theater experienced an unexpected tragedy this April when our founder passed away. Cancer all too often claims the lives of those close to us with such suddenness. There was very little indication of anything wrong with our star. Unfortunately, in as great a percentage, there is no cure. It is always my hope that this terrible disease will be cured and no person or animal will need to pass on from it again.
Because our little show pays homage to homemade theater and theater in general, it’s essential that we follow theater principals. Thus, the show must go on. Certainly we have mourned and still do. It was difficult to update the banner, essentially removing our star as the main focus. Still, there is something positive wending through the aftermath. Sadie’s passing left a vacancy at the theater (which the Shagbottom friends attempted to fill). The search kept us busy, instead of focusing on the loss. Hey, that can’t be changed, only processed.
Little did we know that Miss Shagbottom had already taken it in hand. Her will was settled, and to our surprise, a search was no longer necessary. There’s nothing like being prepared for the worst, and Sadie was a thorough businesswoman. The theater is grateful for her forethought.
At the very end of June, the new Theater Owner showed up with his trunk, and stole our hearts with his tiny lilted greeting. Séamus Fionnagáin Murchadh Shagbottom (Fionn – pronounced fin) hails from the emerald isle, and is a cousin of the late Sadie Sue. At only 3 months, it’s surprising that she selected this individual to inherit the theater, but the will declares him quite fit to continue her legacy. He’s already an accomplished lad, having stolen hearts in the online entertainment world and via modeling (you might have seen his work on Instagram).
Later this month, Fionn will drop a short spot to introduce himself, and then everything will get back on track. In the meantime, let us know what shows you’d like to see the Shagbottom Theater actors take on by dropping the suggestions in the comments. I’m positive that you will love him, and the transition will help us all to find the sunshine again.
Shagbottom Theater Director, K. Williams