I thought of that title as I realized it would be a good idea to make my blog post NOW, before leaving the house, although I do plan to return. I am going to attend the first read-through of Shattered Angel, the play being presented by Herkimer County Historical Society in cooperation with Ilion Little Theatre. I have neither a part nor a clearly defined backstage role, but I have proffered my services wherever needed. Additionally, I want to write blog posts about it.
If anybody noticed me whining about my health yesterday (in addition to whining about a parade costume), they may like to hear that I felt much better today. I even felt energetic enough to do a load of laundry, print out the character sheets for the murder mystery I’m working on (preview of coming attractions), and go to the read-through (of course, I have not done the last thing yet, but I feel energetic enough for it) (and if I stop feeling so energetic, there are a couple of couches in the lobby of the theatre; I am ready for any eventuality).
We’re all pretty pumped about this read-through, because we finally got a full cast. It’s TERRIBLE when you don’t have enough actors! Of course I am flabbergasted that this could ever be the case at all. I love to be in a play. I thought lots of people did. I spent junior high, high school and college auditioning for plays I never got a part in. I’m still a little miffed about some of them, so let us not dwell on these dreary memories.
I suppose some of you are thinking I should have written my blog post AFTER the read-through, so that I might have had more to say about the play (you know who you are). Don’t worry! I’ll write another blog post tomorrow!