I was going to call today’s post “A Big Night at the Little Theatre,” after a work friend said it to me. Then I thought it has probably been used many, many times. They do say plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery, oh wait, I say that. I’m not given to flattery. And I don’t need anybody to flatter me, either! (Oh yeah, like anybody is inclined to).
Where was I? Ah yes, opening night of Lunch Hour, the first production of Ilion Little Theatre’s 2015-16 season. As you may recall, I am stage manager. I composed a blog post in my battered spiral notebook while on lunch at work, hoping to lighten my load in the evening. Um, that’s right now, as I am typing it in and making a LOT of changes, including the headline.
While I worked, I made myself flustered planning what I HAVE to get done, thinking wistfully about the things I would LIKE to get done, and wondering what on earth I was going to wear. At least the last consideration has been taken care of.
Now, just stop shaking your head and giving me THAT look (I hate it when people give me that look!). It is not as vain and frivolous as it may appear (that is not to say that I am not vain and frivolous, but that is not the topic of this blog post). I really have very few wearable outfits at present. I seem to have a lot of clothes, but most of them fall into categories like Don’t Fit Anymore, Not Appropriate, Not Comfortable, What The Hell Was I Thinking When I Bought That, and Dirty. Some items fit more than one category, as you may imagine.
But never mind about me. The play is going very well. We had an excellent dress rehearsal last night, marred only by a bat episode, which I will perhaps describe at further length on Scattered Saturday.
Today’s post must be short. I have a lot more dithering to do.
Local readers may like to come see the play at Ilion Little Theatre, Remington Avenue, Ilion, NY. Performances are November 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. For more information you can visit www.ilionlittletheatre.org, and/or Like their Facebook page.