Captain’s Log 6,092
Well, I did it!
I was very nervous. Four hours of filming boiled down to this. I’ll take it. I didn’t look too much like a goof.
I went to see a production of the Wizard of Oz story done by one of the better local theatres here. I was surprised that the scarecrow and the tin man were both carrying real tools. They swung them around. Twirled them over their heads. And the stage is not that big.
Wouldn’t you know it, about 25 minutes into the show, Dorothy got nailed right in the head by the scarecrow’s REAL scythe that he was swinging over his head during one of the production numbers. Caught her right next to her right eye. They had to stop the show and patch her up with some butterfly closures. My guess is she went to the hospital after the show for some stitches. During preview, the tin man’s REAL axe got caught in the lion’s wig. He was that close!
Who would use REAL farm tools on a stage? WHO? They should be shut down for this. Seriously.