Saturday, June 27, 2009

Don't Drink the Water

Well I am DYING of boredom (I need to hang out with people!!!! If you meet these qualifications

1.) You are reading this
2.) You are a people

THEN WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOON!!!) So I am finally gonna get started on my monster explosion blogging sesh! STEP ONE: The PLAY!

So I was so excited at first! And as it went on, the accent was killing me! I started getting it towards the end. And then there was the matter of missing like 5 days of rehearsal. Overall, it was a nerve wracking time before the show came on.

I did love rehearsals though. That was not a good time for me (the general time that the play was going on) but the play rehearsals made it livable, because I liked people there and they liked me. Plays and advisory are basically how I survived this year, but anyway back to the point.

Opening night. We show up about an hour and a half early to get costumes and prepare and stuff, and it's usually a jolly good time. This play was no different. I got in costume, and hung out with the cast.

I don't remember if it was opening night, but night we were backstage before the show making up pickup lines, and it was kind of amazing. I think it was like Joey Christian and Mike Sampson and I joined in. I think the best one I came up with was "Are you a bagel? Because you look like something I'd like to have sex with."

I am good at getting off subject! So, opening night. I suddenly got really nervous right before I went on. I guess it was because I was the first person on stage. I started the show, and that was the first time I had ever done that. So I was rather nervous. It was just me and Christian on that side of the stage, and during the three nights we talked about life the universe and everything (I am a nerd and you should get that reference). I think the nerves showed a little, and I moved a little fast during the opening monologue.

I was also a little nervous because 1.) My accent (in my opinion) never really became great. I mean I think it was fine by opening night, but just barely.
2.) We really hadn't rehearsed enough
and 3.) The audience was tiny and didn't laugh. It was horrible, just the experience of that night. I really had almost no fun (except during the straight jacket part xD) because I was so nervous and unhappy with how many laughs we were getting and how many people were in the audience.

People seemed to like it though, so I don't know. Hopefully it was just because they were small that there wasn't much laughter, I really don't know. Also, there were a LOT of mistakes. A ton of tech mistakes, a couple line mistakes, and just little things. We really could have used that extra rehearsal.

My brother Josh went opening night.

NIGHT 2: Almost as bad as opening night. In my opinion it was a little better, but it was still pretty bad. Small audience, didn't laugh much, bleh bleh bleh. I made more mistakes, but I thought I had a better performance.

CLOSING NIGHT: What I was hoping the other nights would be like!! It was great! There was a pretty big audience, and they laughed a lot. I really loved it, and I felt like they did too. The only big mistake I remember is that the blank Travis fired when Walter shoots Kilroy was empty and didn't make a sound. Otherwise, fantastic. I really liked doing it, and thats what I wish all three nights were like.

Then the cast party, which was great. It was at Mike Sampsons house (he had the one for The Laramie Project) and it was really fun. I ate good noms, played pool with Travis (Who by the way, was really LAME and quit the show for tennis, but then did backstage), and talked with everyone. Then Christian gave me a ride home, and it was OVAR.

Overall, great rehearsals, great to be with different people who I like and like me, horrible first two nights, and great closing. I love actingg haha.

I kind of wish I was a junior or senior, because most of the people in the school I really like are juniors or seniors. Of course, thats not to say that there aren't some pretty amazing sophomores and freshman

1 comment:

L!MEgreen said...

i read this.
i am people.

Laughter will always be more reserved in a small crowd. its a psychological fact.