Thursday, April 17, 2008

Surfacing!

Well, as I said before, we lost our venue. And now we have a new one!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (April 18-20) at Nerinx Hall, EAC Auditorium (if you come, just follow the signs). Nerinx Hall is the all girls Catholic High School next to Webster University in Webster Groves. Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. It should be fun. The plays are as follows:

The Walk On - A Study in Heroics, Villainy, Innocence and Plot Twists.
One Hundred Million Dollars and The Penguin Trainer - A Treatise on Fate.
Don't Die In Teeter - A Portrait of Life and Death in Rural USA.
Confessions of a True Romantic - The Love Life and Times of A Young Woman.
Apartment Ten - A Gripping Tale of Love, Death, and Take-Out.
Cafe Deux Parfaits - Fifty Years in Four Cups of Coffee.

Things are going well with the show. I mean, we have some kinks to work out before tomorrow night, but things should be smooth. I was having trouble with some of the performances from my cast, not anything I could put my finger on, just a nagging sense of something, but last night at the dress rehearsal almost all of those nagging lingering doubts were blown out of the water. I think it was being in front of an audience of sorts that made it work. It's hard to act in front of just your director, but when you've got a room full of people, the adrenaline kicks in. I'm proud of my cast for the way they pulled it off last night.

As for the rest of the shows, they will make you laugh. Some might even make you think. Some might make you cringe and/or cry. But that's to be expected in the Theatre.

I hope to see you all there. Becca, catch a flight. Minnesota kids, it's all about the carpool. Home friends, you will be written out of my will and into my stories (and not in a good way) if you do not come. Family, you are obligated. OBLIGATED!

I will not take no for an answer.

Enjoy the show!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Sorry, Elliot. Um, I guess I can't say "no", but you are 10 hours away and I have school and no driver's license, money for gas, virtually no experience driving, and too much homework. If you are able to fix these problems, however, we may be able to strike an accord. I WANT to see it though, so you'll have to give me the magical one man performance sometime. :)

Molly said...

I did not feel obligated to attend, I felt HONORED to attend. It was awesome. I enjoyed all of the plays, but especially yours. I may be biased, but I sincerely doubt it. :)