We open one week from yesterday.
Yesterday was the start of hell week for me.
It's Comedy of Errors- sometimes literally!- Shakespeare in the Park, with teen theater troupe. TWO complete casts: one traditionally cast, one all female- except for Dr. Pinch, who is a guy in drag.
The last week of July. A heat wave.
Yesterday was the first day the actors were not allowed to call for line.
Oh, how I dread that long, painful day in the rehearsal process. Doubly dreadful this time, two run throughs, one for each cast.
And, to add to the delight, a storm.
I arrived at the amphitheater to find the storage rooms had flooded. The cement space in front of the stage (we plan to use it for seating) was flooded- three or more inches deep in places.
We unloaded additional collected props, set up for rehearsal, pulled out what had been soaked to dry.
I set up my director's chair and opened my notebook- and my umbrella.
And, as predicted, it was awful.
But... I actually laughed out loud - at the *play*- in a few places.
There is hope!