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Friday, September 24, 2004  

Meet the parents

My folks are driving up all the way from their home in the Deep South to see my show. About ten hours in a car. Bless their hearts. They have little money, but they're still trucking themselves up to see me strap on costume armor and strut about the stage. This will be the first thing they've seen me in since 1999. This is the first time I've seen them in about two and a half years. We don't get around much, my family. I'm pretty glad they're coming, though. It's nice to show off for your parents every once in a while.

| posted by christopher | 1:15 AM

Friday, September 10, 2004  


The Great Midwest Theatre Gig is neigh upon me. In fact, today is about smack dab in the middle of the contract. It goes extremely well. Smashingly. This is certainly one of the best shows I've done, and absolutely the largest role. The reactions from the audiences seem to be favorable. Ok, actually, all but one audience has jumped to their feet during the curtain call; sometimes when I come out for my bow, which is equal parts really cool and really intimidating.

The theatre has been great to work for, very supportive. Sometimes the hardest part about being in a play is dealing with the different personalities in the company and in the tech staff. This show has no conflicts, no dead weights, no bastards. The most important thing to everyone involved in the show is the show. Everyone is checking their egos at the door and coming in to do the best play we can. Since I am the guy on stage through most of the play, it is a great relief to me. With all the egomaniacal producers, inept directors, and self-centered actors, I've had to deal with in the recent past, I'd forgotten theatre can be this nice.

| posted by christopher | 1:01 PM
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