Monday, April 27, 2009

"Ah! Leave me not to pine, alone and desolate . . . "

Several weeks ago I posted about our involvement in "The Pirates of Penzance" - well, Saturday evening our obligation to be at the theatre ceased, as we had our final performance. I'm not foolish enough to believe I am any sort of authority when it comes to the quality of a theatre production - but, this was mostly certainly amazing. You'd have to see it to understand. . . the costumes, set, coreography, acting, orchestra, singing, etc. etc. was just stunning. I watched from backstage for 3 dress rehearsals and 6 performances, and I was more wowed each and every time. The energy of the actors and actresses for our Saturday night performance was incredible - it made ME energized just to watch them!

I think we all tend to take for granted this opportunity - most people never have the chance to be involved in theatre like this, unless they become professional. All I have to say is that this community, the Fine Linen group, and most especially the Nisbett family have blown me away with this production. I am going to miss it SO much next year, when I'm away at school. Making it home for a performance is going to be a non-negotiable. :)

I'm already beginning to miss my dear friends, especially all those lovely Stanley sisters. Curling hair and zipping/buttoning up has never been so much fun! I especially treasure the girls who I've gotten to be close with only since this production started . . . spending hours at the theatre together tends to develop a certain level of closeness. And while I do not believe that I shall "pine" as this blog title suggests, I will always value the memories I made through this experience.

Becky

1 comment:

Abby said...

we'll miss you Becky! i mean, how will i ever find someone to experiment on/yank(w/ all your strength) my hair???

Abs