Openings

It’s very energizing to open a show. You’ve memorized, rehearsed, tried various tactics, laughed, been frustrated, worried that the show will stink, and been proud of yourself and those around you.

Then suddenly a whole bunch of people are there. In the theater. Waiting to see what story you’re going to tell. You don’t know how they’ll react. Will they like it? Will they even follow it? Will they laugh? Will they be moved?

Fortunately, at opening you often have family and friends watching, rooting for you, willing you to succeed. It’s when theatre proves itself once again to be a community, or more to the point, a communal event.

I just love theatre. The making of it. The sharing of it. The openings.

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