My Play Opens Tonight and I am Half-Dead

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February 13, 2009 by MrBlueSkies

Can you say exhausted? Cause that’s how I feel. I have been running around like a chicken with his head cut off since right before I left for Orlando to run our booth at the NAFEM. I must say that the show went off with nary a hitch. It was a big success and we gathered just a tad more leads than we did two years ago. That is saying something because in times of economic depression, trade shows are usually hit hard.

Since I’ve been back, I’ve been working each day and racing home to get the dogs walked and fed, shovel some food down my throat, and get to rehearsals by 6:00pm. (Which usually becomes 6:20) Anyway, I took today off so I could relax, regroup, and rest before the show. We have a 7 pm call and the show opens at 8 pm.

In case you missed it, I am in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure being done by the Collingswood Shakespeare Company. It’s one of Shakespeare’s lesser known comedies. We have updated it to a 1920’s theme and it’s very, very funny. Even people who don’t like Shakespeare will like this. And I play Pompey, a tapster and bawd. (Translation: Bartender/Pimp)

Am I excited? You bet. I haven’t been in a play for about a year. I’ve been doing at least 3 plays a year since 2001 and in 2007 I did 6. I took a rest in 2008 and now I have been bit by the acting bug again. But even though I am acting, I promise not to desert my blog. (Well I promise to not desert it permanently anyway, if only for a short period of time.)

So folks, don’t wish me luck. In case you don’t know, wishing someone luck in the theater means bad luck. Always say, “Break a leg!” Theater folks are a strange breed. (and yes, I speak from exprience.)

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7 thoughts on “My Play Opens Tonight and I am Half-Dead

  1. Steven says:

    Break a Leg!

    Most importantly have fun.

  2. Grammar Girl! says:

    GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Erin, Nick and Merrick says:

    Break 2 legs!!

  4. jewelstreet says:

    Hope your play went well, and you were a rousing success!

    I know what you mean about being busy. I’m exhausted. Where shall we go on vacation? 😉

  5. JD at I Do Things says:

    Break a leg! I love “Measure for Measure.” Will you be able to videotape it for YouTube posterity?

  6. JunkDrawer Kathy says:

    I feel like such a slug compared to you. I don’t know how you’re keeping it all together with your schedule. And I’m with JD. Do we get to see part of the show?

  7. tamicks says:

    I hope the show went well!! You have to tell us all about it, and DO NOT abandon your blog. Its one of my favorites!!

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