The random thoughts of a man constantly staving off hypothermia and wolves.
13 December 2007
The end of my brief return to the stage
As mentioned previously, I've been helping Mandi out with a one-act play she's directing for a class. We performed The Bone Violin tonight to a crowd of thousands.
Or at least fifty.
I have a few minutes of time backstage before I come out, so I was going over my lines and their cues. I had everything down until my third lines, when I discovered I could not remember the lines that came before mine. Panicked, I wracked my brain trying to come up with the important cue. I knew I'd ruin Mandi's play and she'd fail the class and not be able to graduate and it would be all my fault.
Not a good few minutes.
Then I remembered that there isn't a line before mine; the other actors move back to their original positions, and after a beat, I deliver the final phrase of the play.
Anyway, the play went very well. I remembered all three of my lines and everyone else did great. Someone recorded the performance, so I'll probably be able to post a video of it in a few days.
I'm a graduate from BYU-Idaho with a degree in Communications with a print journalism emphasis. I currently work as a test engineer for a software company. I've been married for seven years and have three kids.