It has totally been a Slacker Saturday today! In my defense, I have been recruiting my energies for tonight’s performance of Morning’s at Seven at Ilion Little Theatre, which opened last night. At least one of my loyal readers is interested in knowing how things went (Hello, Granny K!), so here it is:
WE ARE STARS!!!!!
Just felt like being dramatic (SO appropriate for a drama queen like me!). But I will say that after the usual opening night jitters, the first performance went very well. The audience seemed to enjoy it immensely, and we got some very kind compliments afterward.
First we had to take the traditional pre-performance cast selfie. At least, that is Kaylynn’s tradition. She is the beautiful lady in the immediate foreground. I have worked with her on other plays and murder mysteries, and she is always such a joy. While I’m at it, I must give a shout-out to the entire cast and crew. Oh, you don’t really want me to put everyone’s name, do you? This isn’t an Oscar speech, after all. Come see the show, and you can read all about us in the programme (the computer is underlining “programme,” but I wanted to give it the pretentious spelling) (and not for nothing, but why is is “pretentious” and not “pretencious” when it is “pretence”? I mean, I can see why it is not “predendous” from “pretend,” because that would be silly) (But I digress).
I suppose some readers might want to hear a little more about last night’s performance. Well, I will confess right off the bat that I messed up. Almost big time. First I forgot the end of a line, which my cast-mate needed to give her line. Then I started to skip almost a whole page of necessary information. In both instances, I caught myself and disaster was averted. I was, however, quite mortified. For one reason, I am good at learning lines and am often the one to save others who find themselves in difficulties. For another reason, THAT WAS THE SCENE I KNEW BEST!!! I suppose I needed to look over my lines a few more times. 5,483 times is obviously superior to 5,479 times. Let that be a lesson to me.
However, as I said, the audience seemed to enjoy the performance a lot. They were a wonderful audience: ready to laugh and be pleased. I tell you, there is nothing better than being on stage and hearing sincere laughter. I guess not so much if you are doing, for example, a Shakespearean tragedy, but this is a charming comedy. And I believe the entire cast was charming. I encourage local readers to come and see for yourselves. Tell them Mohawk Valley Girl sent you. And if I steered you wrong, feel free to break my leg.