It’s the evening and I’ve returned to our apartment after what turned out to be a very long day. But it was a day I derived a great deal of satisfaction from. I know why I like theatre, and today reaffirmed those likes. It can be, at its best, moments of pure creativity. Even though there is a script which someone else has written to work from, when the right elements are put in place, it becomes a starting point.
Today was the first time all three actors were together, one having just joined the cast. The progress made after only a single rehearsal was staggering. From a dry reading to working through three quarters of the script in terms of blocking and tonal elements, a lot of work was done.
There were only five of us but we all threw in moments, tried things, threw out things, found things and developed the bones of what I think will be an entertaining time. This is the shorter of two plays that will go on to become an enjoyable night out. A night that begins its two week run in mid June.
Big ups to the director and fine cast. And just so you have a picture to put with my tantalizing words, here is a couple from our successful day.