Thursday, November 5, 2009

Opening Night

...went AMAZINGLY! I was the biggest wreck all day. I woke up feeling like we were in pretty good shape. Then, everything started falling apart. I found out that one of my stagehands had swine flu and had been quarantined, i.e. was not allowed to do the show because he was transported to the College's off-location swine flu quarantine destination, Mt. Hope. There were some other logistical nightmares which L. helped me sort out, but I spent a lot of the morning crying/panicking/shutting down.

Then, I lay with a cool facecloth over my face for a good hour, L. took me out to a nice dinner, and it was time to get the show on the road, quite literally. I was SO nervous during my introductory speech, but as I watched the scenes I had directed unfold, I noticed my show begin to take on a life of its own--a life I never would have dreamed in a million years. It was simply phenomenal. People cried at the end! Yes! (Strange to take delight in others' sadness but hey, that's what I was aiming for...)

Big Relationship is coming to see it tomorrow night. He's a god when it comes to set design/directing/life and he did this show in college so there's a lot riding on that.

PS: The picture is one of the promo photos we took to use on our posters. Does it make you wanna come see the show? =)


  1. CONGRATS! I can't wait to see pics of the set. What play is it?

  2. congratulations poops!

    ily and i cant wait to see it!