So, tonight is Love Letters. This has been a really hellacious week for me personally (never get pregnant unless you are prepared to deal with stress you never imagined possible - and believe me, I'm a professional stresser) but today I need to shut off my brain and focus on the show tonight. I'm excited about it, because I enjoy this show so much, and I'm thrilled to be able to do it again, with my friend and fellow blogger, Alan. Even though it's a "staged reading," I feel there's a lot more to it than just reading a script. If you do it right, you go through that script many times, so you've got it half memorized, and so you can really dig deep into the emotional aspects of the characters. My character really takes a downward spiral, and it's a lot of fun to play, if not completely emotionally draining. I hope I can do it justice tonight, after a particularly emotionally-draining week.
The other kinda weird thing about tonight is, this is my last hurrah as far as performing goes for a while. It's not like I'm retiring from my little community theater side-career, but I don't think I will be this actively involved in a show again for at least a couple of years, what with the new production at home in five months. Community theater has been such an enormous part of my life for the past 15 years or so, and I've really found another family among the many amazing, fun, talented, funny, exceptional people I've worked with on dozens of shows. It's not like I won't be "behind the scenes" still - I'm still on the board of directors in Southington, and I'll help as much as I can, but it's going to have to take a backseat to whoever will be occupying the carseat.
Thanks to everyone who is coming tonight.