I keep telling myself that a few nerves before a performance are a good thing (good things? Is each nerve good? Discuss amongst yourselves). That said, why do I feel as if I am having a full-blown panic attack? I said it in a recent post and I will say it again, what the hell, me? This is not my first rodeo, as regular readers know. Additionally, I know how many things can go wrong and a performance still be entertaining and appreciated. These heart palpitations have got to stop!
For anyone just tuning in, and for those who cannot keep all my gyrations straight (indeed, why should you be expected to when I cannot keep them straight myself?), tonight’s performance is A Trivial Murder, an interactive murder mystery presented to benefit Herkimer County Historical Society. We are rehearsed. We know our lines, we know our characters. We know where we are going and what time to be there.
I will feel better after I am completely ready. My costume is not laid out but what I want to wear is in my head. If the shirt I am thinking of is dirty, there are other candidates in my closet. I even found my rubber gloves so I can put the purple in my hair (not a necessity, but I think it will add a nice touch, and I did find the bottle earlier). Enough heart-burnings! (Ooh, that’s it: I have heartburn because of the egg sammich I ate earlier to tide myself over till dinner) (yes, I like to spell it “sammich”).
Perhaps I will do a post-murder post tomorrow. Or it will be Wrist to Forehead Sunday, as I hurry on to my next theatrical endeavor. As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.