Captain’s Log 5,508
The tech rehearsal went as expected. By the time we actually got to the rehearsal part (around 8:30) they were tired and unfocused. And it showed. Excitement was high when everyone arrived, but setting up tech takes a very long time and often there wasn’t anything to do but wait…and wait. Our problem child flipped an attitude on the tech director. Doesn’t surprise me. Only the tech director is not as patient as I am. Problem child got slammed to the floor for whining. Real actors don’t whine.
In spite of that, it went as well as I expected it to go. The technical director was pleased with how quickly we got it all set up. Our goal was to start rehearsal at 8:30 and that is exactly what happened. We are starting tonight at 7:00 with a preview audience. Excited for that.
Lights, lights, and more lights! And lights mean lots of cables. And tape so people don’t trip.
Real bed for the hooker scene. The gap in the wall will be fixed today. Someone stretched the canvas too tight and when the paint was applied, but entire frame warped. Learning curve. No pun intended.
A light-hearted moment with the ladies. They are (from left to right)
“Jill” one of the tennis-playing cousins
“Millie” who discovers her husband in bed with a hooker
“Diana” the Oscar-losing diva from London
“Poolie” the director
“Maria” the angel of a stage manager and my right arm
I got home about 11:45 and collapsed on the sofa. Woke up on the sofa at 6:30 this morning. I think I was tired, but it’s a GOOD tired. It’s a tired that means you are happy.