All Harvey All The Time — it’s not just my blog, it’s my life these days.
I work, I go home, I must positively must have coffee. For one thing, it lets me sit down for a few minutes. I have lists of everything I am supposed to remember. Sometimes I remember to consult the lists. Usually, though, I just run around stuffing things in bags and feeling like I forgot something. Then I arrive at rehearsal feeling flustered. Which should help with my character. One would think.
Our last couple of rehearsals have gone very well. Last night (Tuesday) we set the curtain call. I am one of the last characters to go out and bow, and I get to bow all by myself. Scary! What if they boo? An unlikely contingency, I suppose. I will at least get a few polite claps. I have to stand next to a character that my character doesn’t like. Another cast member told me I should give him a dirty look. I give him a lot of dirty looks during the play. I should perhaps mention (or perhaps I don’t have to) that offstage the guy is one of my favorite people and a real sweetheart.
The subject of my reviewing the play in this blog came up in the dressing room. After all, I’ve reviewed other shows Ilion Little Theatre has done (if you can count my unqualified raves as reviews) (hey, Mohawk Valley Girl is a booster, not a critic). I don’t see why I shouldn’t brag on a play I’m in. I can heap praise on my fellow actors and lightly pass over my own performance with a modest clearing of the throat. That may comprise Saturday’s post.
Once again, Harvey is presented by Ilion Little Theatre May 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 and 12; curtain time is 8 p.m. except for Sunday May 6 at 2 p.m. For more information go to http://www.ilionlittletheatre.org or the Ilion Little Theatre Club’s facebook page.