Yesterday I was in a play at the Placerville Shakespeare Club Social Meeting. We had been rehearsing since December. In April each year we celebrate Shakespeare's birthday.
Last Thursday we had our dress rehearsal. We were awful. I completely blanked on all my lines, I had known them perfectly the night before! I dreamt about the play all the night before, and then NOTHING. Our director took pity on us and allowed us to read from the script. I would share a few lines with you but after reading about the copyright I am terrified of doing so, so you will have to take my word for it that it was very witty. The author Justin Moran had fun with it!
Yesterday, at our first and only public performance, everything went perfectly! This little ten minute play (which we took 25 minutes to put on - go figure!) was written in Dr. Seuss style, mostly in rhyme. It follows the story of Hamlet, as he discovers his uncle has killed his father and married his mother. At the end everyone on stage is dead, except my character, Horatio.
We had a great time, got a standing ovation and lots of laughs, and now I can take a deep breath and look towards Easter. We are going to dig out our few decorations and check the freezer for a nice big ham.
Luna is comfy and in one of her favorite spots close to the wood stove.
Cheshire Cat is on his favorite place, my lap...