Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
I like this picture of the two of us. I am a part of Hannah's past, she is part of my future, and together we are taking the present a day at a time.
I've just offered my congratulations, and expressed how proud I am of her. And Hannah confirmed that she will be going to Appalachian State University in the fall. Apple, tree.....
Hannah is smiling because her name has just been called. She is preparing, at that very moment, to step away from her (42) graduating sisters, and walk toward her college future.
I was very honored to be among family and friends who watched Hannah accept her High School diploma after 4 years at Salem Academy. I smiled as I watched Hannah scanning the crowd, mentally taking note of the people that had come to celebrate her milestone. I was proud to be a part of her day.
Monday, May 22, 2006
(From left to right in the front row) Galen Harrison played Mr. Kraler, Dick Strohmeier was our wonderful Mr. Dussel, and Randall C. Morris was our director. (From right to left of the women in the second row) I'm in the green flowery dress and I portrayed Miep Gies. Marcia James was Edith Frank.
The lady in the blue flowery dress is the wonderfully talented Kelly Wallace. She and I are in "Open Season" playing Mallory Dupre and Alice Slade respectfully.
Really, the local acting community is not that big! I bet we could start playing our own Kevin Bacon game!
Sunday, May 21, 2006
During strike is when I usually begin to get a bit depressed. Tearing down a set is always kinda sad. For this closing, I'm not as depressed. Of course, most likely it's because I'm got another show that's headed to production. Come Monday night I'll be in rehearsal instead of sitting on my couch at home wondering what the heck I did with my "free time" before rehearsals began. Now I can devote full attention to "Open Season" which opens in two weeks!
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Someone asked me if I thought it would have been better if the West had stuck to a single "everyone has to leave now" date. I think the answer is yes, and no. On the one hand, we'd have only needed to say our goodbyes during that one, single day. Saying goodbye every week can be draining, not to mention the emotional impact of seeing more and more boxes packed and cubes deconstructed. But on the other hand, many of us remain in touch with those that left on the 28th. In that, we do update each other on "so-and-so" during elevator rides or smoke breaks. (Though you guys are gone, you certainly haven't been forgotten.)
Still I'm already gearing up for this Friday....
Friday, May 19, 2006
Wow! Look at the time. I really need to go and get my makeup on. I should be on my way to the Playhouse!
Anyway, if you haven't seen the show yet, you've got two more chances. 8pm tomorrow night and a 2pm matinee on Sunday.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
I adore working with Jim. He's definitely an actor's director. He knows his stuff! Kelly and Chad are both wonderful to work with as well. Both are very talented and giving actors. I am very honored to be working with everyone.