What a wonderful Monday…LOVE the Monday after opening weekend of a show. Opening week (a/k/a tech week) is always long and hectic…rehearsals every night, introduction of lights and sound and costume changes. By the time I get to opening night, I am running on the promise of audience enjoyment, stage fright and keen anticipation. Then there are performances and cast parties. Then there is Monday…no plans other than to get to sleep EARLY. I actually slept until 5:45am today!!! I did, however, read my script and sleep with it by my side. One more weekend and I really want to have a great couple of performances. Oh, and I washed all my costumes last night, so I’ll start the week with clean, ironed costumes…ahhhh…
I continue to struggle on the organization front. But I will not give up. At work, I still have too many piles…it doesn’t matter that I know exactly where everything is. I need to make it look better. That is one of my goals today.
And let me just say…I don’t know what I would do without audiobooks. I rarely have time to sit down and read for any length of time. I do, however, spend a fair amount of time in my car. Unbelievable as it may seem, listening to books satisfies the same need that reading books satisfies.
Finally, it is time to start thinking about what plays we want to do next season. Washington Street Players is a small, local community theater in a town not far from various big-city, expensive, incredible theater outlets. We do not compete, we complement. With tickets to a Boston show costing lots and lots of money, we offer our local audiences what we hope is entertaining theater at a very reasonable price. So, remembering that our budgets and volunteers are incrementally smaller than the pros, what KIND of plays would you pay $17 to see? Do you want a good laugh? Good music and dance? Drama? Shakespeare? I’d love to hear from LOTS of people what they would like to see. If you go to our website and click on Past Shows, you will see the kind of thing we have offerend since 1995.