Sunday, October 21, 2007

First weekend away

So we’ve hit the road. We left the HoJo at 7am yesterday, driving down to see a buddy of mine in a production of “Romeo and Juliet” at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. The performance was incredible, and everyone from our cast was very impressed to see the show. They were performing a fuller script, so they had a lot of moments that we long to play, and the interpretation of the show was much different than ours. I was so proud to see the work my buddy Chris was doing. We’ve both wanted to work with this company for a while, so I’m really happy that he is having a good time in Virginia. We’re going to audition for their touring season together next year, and it would be great to do another tour with him.

And then this morning, we played disc golf in a local park near Chris’s house, and then we all piled back into the van to finish the trip to Charlotte for our first performance tomorrow. Once in Charlotte, we made our way through our weekly line-through and then went out for dinner at Jackalope Jack’s. It’s a sports bar with a shuffleboard table, and we actually stopped there for a few drinks when we were touring with Cinderella a year ago. It was pretty wild to be walking through a town that I actually kinda knew, but to know that it was because I had toured here a year ago. Jack’s had one of the best burgers I’ve ever had, and everyone else had a great time there as well. And now we’ve gathered in my hotel room to watch Game 7 of the ALCS, rooting for the Indians. Go Cleaveland!

Our first show is tomorrow morning, and I’m a little nervous about setting it all up in time. It’s been a little hard to get in touch with the technical director at this theatre, and I wanted to just confirm where we were headed tomorrow morning. We know where the college is, we just need to find the theatre. The game is getting tense. The show is tomorrow. Good life…

2 comments:

Amanda said...

i'm watching the game too! - so, it sounds like you're having fun, but a little stressed too. break legs tomorrow, and even more importantly, good luck finding the theater. isn't it funny how sometimes just finding the theater is the hardest part of the job? the joys of non-union touring...

Jeff said...

Glad you're having fun already. I used to live in Harrisonburg, VA for several yrs before moving to PA - you probably passed through it going down to Staunton.