Yesterday Through the Looking Glass opened, finally. The show went surprisingly well, and was attended by 60 people, which is a great opening for a community theater show with little to no publicity. Overall the show went well. It was exciting and wonderful to be back on stage doing live theater again. Was it perfect? No. Was it fun? Yes!
Since I have also been stage managing, I haven't had a lot of time for "character" development, although my character sleeps until the very end of the show before waking up in time to deliver a couple lines...and go back to sleep. What surprised me is that I find sleeping on stage for an hour to be surprisingly difficult. Eyes shut to the action, moving from one spot to the next, I have basically NO idea where I am on stage for the majority of the show. I just hope everyone else is aware of where I am, because I could be front and center in the middle of their scene and never know it!!
We have five more shows before the curtain goes down on my first community theater experience in a long time. I will be sad when it's over. I've made some new friends and reconnected with a part of me that I hadn't been able to tap into for awhile.