Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Overture, Curtains, Lights

It was a dark and stormy night...

I've always wanted to write that. Actually, though, it WAS a dark and stormy night for the first night of auditions for the play. It didn't dampen our moods, though. I had a terrific time, trying to be helpful. I even read a bit when there was a hole in the casting, and I really enjoyed it. I don't know that I'm ever going to be an actress, but I think I'm a pretty good reader, and everybody should do what they can, right?

The play is going to be really funny, which is exactly what I need. I hope they need lots and lots of help. I plan to make myself entirely indispensable. The important thing was that for two and a half hours, I didn't think about any of my problems. It was practically a miracle.

I don't think I mentioned yesterday that this play is being directed by the very talented Andrew Scott Turner, a great writer, my good friend and the author of some of the wittiest comments you'll ever read out in the blogosphere. I had no idea he had directing talent, but evidently, his skills cover a lot of ground. I can't wait to watch him work, because he makes me laugh just about every time I see him, and that, too, is miraculous. He's back blogging again, in case you missed that post, over at A Long Patience.

Spending time with people I already like, and the possibility of making a new friend or two while participating in that grand adventure called theater...well, let's just say things could be worse.

17 comments:

AirmanMom said...

me...I have no doubt the play is wonderful. AST is an amazing writer, I do enjoy his blog!
~AM

Barb said...

I'm so glad for you. And hey, spring is trying to get here, I do believe.

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

How wonderful for you!
I'm so glad that your friend has encouraged you to help out! Who knows, this could be a whole "new" YOU! I believe it can and will be!
BTW, Stryder and your son pic is priceless! Gorgeous son and Beautiful pup!
Enjoy your new venture!

su said...

The Play Is The Thing!

Alice said...

I can't wait to hear about the ins & outs of producing a play. It will be interesting for us "novices" to see how its done. And I agree with you about Andrew's comments. The one's I've read on yours and Hallie's pages have made me laugh out loud!

claudia said...

What fun! This is just what the doctor ordered for you! YAY!
I have been contemplating helping out our local theater with set design and ushering, because it would be a great way for me to make new friends and see some fantastic productions. I just don't know when I would get the time. I have to switch some things around, I know they need the help.

Becca said...

they definitely could be worse. glad you had fun

Elenka said...

It does sound like a lot of fun. I love going to plays, from little community ones to Broadway. Long time since I've seen a Broadway play, too expensive. We do go up to the Maine State Music Theatre for every production in the summer. Love it.

for a different kind of girl said...

How exciting to jump into something that can make you so happy! No doubt, it sounds like you're going to enjoy your time.

Proud Mom said...

This is fabulous, ME. I peeked over at AST's page and saw that he directed a play in VT, which made me thinks how small this world is.

Anyways, I'm totally jealous! Have a great time and let me know when the play takes the stage... maybe I can take a road trip to watch it with you.

Lynn said...

The world is a stage and we are the players..."there are no small parts, just small actors"

Play production is so fun...I really got into it in Jr. high and high school and have often thought about getting into acting and writing again...hope you have a blast !

Sue said...

Sounds like a great night! I hope they need you to do lots (maybe even act!) Have fun!

kim-d said...

Sometimes when things are going less than stellar in our lives, it's nice to have something else to concentrate on--and I'm glad you have this!

In high school, I was involved in Drama and Thespians and community theater. It was never a serious thing for me, but it was a lot of fun and got me through some of those "tempestuous" teen times!

Robin said...

that sounds really cool. i'm glad you are enjoying yourself with the play and how great to have such a talented friend!

who knows, this could be the start of a great new journey!

Tonjia said...

it sounds like you are really having a great time, you deserve it!

keep us posted on what fun things are happening in theater-world

jojo said...

sounds like fun and just what you needed. hmmm, now we need to think of something for me ;D

Vegas Princess said...

This sounds like an amazing opportunity for you! I can't wait to hear about the journey you have with this. And I alwaus enjoy Andrew's comments, so I bet the play is going to be a huge success.