We ended this weekend with a great performance of Lend Me a Tenor. We kept the ovation streak alive, and a lot of the scenes today just really flew. We were "cooking with gas," as one of the cast members put it. Pretty cool, pretty great, and a nice performance to end on so we can take a few days off to do nothing but La Mancha and party. Today's performance was also our talkback with the audience, and the basic questions were about who we where, where we were from, and whether or not we liked living and working in Naples. It was very low-key, but I was thrilled to be sitting in a row of plastic chairs up on stage, answering questions. I love doing talkbacks with an audience. I feel that acting is such a unique and specific profession, I always like the chance to informally open up and just chat with the audience about what interests them.
Two of my friends came to see the play today as well, as one of the stops on their tour of the wine region and a trip to their old college. They had a good time at the show, and then we went out for pizza at Luigi's afterwards, before I had to hustle back to the theatre for some work on La Mancha. I'm catching a quick internet break, but I have to be back there in about an hour for even more work. It's a lot of time that we put it, and it's occasionally exhausting, but it beats sitting behind a desk for 8 hours a day.