Friday, September 2, 2011
"Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them - if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry"
-J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
This Friday does not bring it's usual relief. Instead; the tension, excitement, anxiety of opening night. Fabrica de Sueños opens tonight (in Spanish) at the Stages Theater Center in Hollywood. Last night we had a successful preview, so I'm cautiously optimistic. After months of grueling rehearsals, we'll finally get to perform! The show will be followed by the opening night gala, where I hopefully will get a sense of how the play resonates with an audience. My father recently gave me a list of "rules for success," one of which was; "pose as a friend, act as a spy" - in this case, the rule pertains. We have four shows this weekend: Friday, Saturday, and two on Sunday. Sunday night I'm hosting the cast and crew for an opening weekend party - yes, I am insane. Memorial Day (I'm sure) will be a welcome day off from work, but, alas, not from rehearsal. Monday starts yet another week of tech rehearsals for the English production, opening September 9th. To those of you who have the weekend free, enjoy the sun!