I do not think it is any too early for this blog to become All Spring Into Murder All The Time. I have six days to get my act together! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! OK, got that out of my system. I have just time for a fast Monday Mental Meanderings post before rehearsal. And I just thought of my headline. I bet I’ve used it before. Well, these things happen. We must make the best of them.
I just walked to the library to print out a sort of a program for Saturday night’s performance. I say a sort of, because it only lists the character’s names with a short identifying phrase. No actors’ names, not even the title. After all, WE don’t know there is going to be a murder. It is always a little disconcerting when an audience member says, “So there’s going to be a murder tonight” or, worse yet, “We’ve never been to one of these before, what are we supposed to do?” I don’t want to break character (as we actors say), but I also don’t want to leave people in the dark and/or rudely not answer their questions. We find ways of dealing with these things. That is part of the fun of live, interactive theatre.
Yes, I am tired and definitely feeling Monday. Luckily, I am not driving to rehearsal but bumming a ride from my friend, Kim. She is very tired too, but I hope to keep her awake enough to drive with chitchat. I am rarely too tired to chat.
The murder mystery, once again, is Spring Into Murder, at Morning Star Methodist Church at 36 Second St., Ilion, NY, 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28. $20 includes a delicious roast pork dinner (I know this, because they feed the actors and this will be the third one we’ve done there). Advance tickets must be purchased by Thursday by calling 315-894-4093. You can go to the Facebook Event for more information.