We've at last reached that point of release by having all lines memorized. Here is where the nostalgia seems to set in a bit. Our show opens in two weeks and we are in that flush of excitement when comfortability with our characters and each other have allowed us a humorous comadarie. I'm happy in the moments of connecting my life with a fellow actor, learning about one another and sharing our stories. Those are the moments I always miss when a production ends.
This evening we are scheduled to work out some of the harder parts of this piece, at least for myself anyway. So tonight, I will experience Margaret's dismissal from the convent and her death to full force-all lines memorized. It is mid-week, the hump of the week (no pun intended) and most with full-time work outside of acting, often feel the final lap of business leading up to the weekend. I am a little ahead of the game having all my laundry done, groceries supplied, and confidence in my memorization. Good thing too because tonight should be quite strenous.