Well, once again I did not write a blog post while on breaks at work today.
Then I just sat here and stared at that sentence for a few minutes. Oh dear.
My second dress rehearsal last night went very well. We have two more dress rehearsals then open on Friday. Tonight I decided to practice my curtain speech, which I have to give before each performance. I’m wondering if I should mess with my actors’ heads and say some really wild things like, “I just want to apologize to you all in advance…” No, that would be mean and completely untrue. Maybe something like, “I’m sure you’ve read the cast bios in the program. I’m a little surprised none of my leads mentioned their illustrious past in the adult film industry. I suppose they didn’t like to brag.”
Actually, I’m wondering if they ought to let me make the curtain speech at all. You know, I’m missing being on stage. During the murder mystery I greatly regretted not taking part. It is conceivable that I will refuse to get offstage. I might go into a stand-up comedy routine, or do the entire play as a one-woman show. How embarrassing will that be, if I have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, off the stage. Well, maybe if they get a large-ish, hunky type of guy to do it…
Now I’m being silly. In my defense, it is Wuss-out Wednesday. I shall end by re-iterating, my play is Leading Ladies at Ilion Little Theatre, Remington Avenue, Ilion, NY, April 29 and 30, and May 6 and 7 at 8 p.m.; May 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. For more information you can visit Ilion Little Theatre’s website at www.ilionlittletheatre.org.