Hello everyone! So this past week I was in a production called ****! It was based on a Christmas story someone wrote and it was so fun to do it all together with such an amazing cast and crew! They were all amazing and the play was one of our best yet! It was a super hectic week overall with every day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) I had to go in at 2:30 and didn’t get home till 9 or 10! Today was different as I had to go in at 10 and I got home at 5.
My part was one of the “oldest” characters in the play, which was super fun and kinda annoying to play as I got wrinkles and grey hair! I even got to be in a wheelchair (because of my broken leg), and the crew that got me on and off stage worked super well…minus the almost rolling off stage, getting my leg squished in a door, and a backdrop falling on me:
The crew member who set that up had to hurry so much that he didn’t get the backdrop set up the right way and before the lights came on it fell on top of me…after sitting there for what felt like forever a VERY kind audience member helped me out…either way, the crew member for the rest of the performances kindly stayed behind the backdrop to keep it from falling over.
I acted alongside so many amazing actors and actresses, one of whom got sick and wasn’t able to be in today’s last performance. Thankfully my sister L who had been in this play a few years ago was able to fill in. It was awesome seeing her step up to the role and quickly memorizing the few lines she needed to know!
Due to the fact that the photographer aka my sister was now in the play today meant that today’s performance didn’t have a photographer sooooo I stepped it. Right after I got off stage I grabbed the camera and started snapping…sure about 75% of those photos are blurry and the lighting might be off but it sure was fun to see the play from inside the theatre and not through the small window the actors get to look out of!
After it was over I think all of us actors and actresses felt relieved but also saddened by the fact that all the hard work we put into it is over. I think bowing tonight was filled with many sad thoughts as it was time to get back to “real life”. Some of the actors were leaving for college, others back to the sports they play at schools, others back to the normal everyday schedule…but I think we’re all ready to go back to face the fun and exciting life with maybe just a few more acting skills, facial expressions, and a few more new friends!
What did you guys think of today’s post? Have you ever acted in a play…what about a Church play? Let’s chat!