Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rehearsals soon

I start rehearsals for "Edgardo Mine" at the Guthrie on Tuesday of next week. I'm very excited about it. I am only an extra in the show, but it's a fabulous opportunity to work with some extroardinary people in a very professional environment. My impressions so far are of personable professionality. Everyone I have met is very easy-going and friendly, but also very composed and professional. Yesterday we had a Meet-and-Greet, followed by the first run-through of the script. I was invited to the luncheon meeting and allowed to sit in on the read-through, which lasted the rest of the afternoon. It was great, because Alfred Uhry, the playwright for our script - the same who wrote Driving Miss Daisy, sat in with us and contributed to discussion about the story and the characters. I felt like I was in extremely distinguished company. Several of the actors, along with the director, were from New York. So I'm looking forward to putting on this show.

Edgardo Mine is a great story. If you want to know more about it, look it up. I don't feel like describing everything. But we had some really interesting conversation revolving around religion and belief, violence and beauty. It was a very good time. Despite the fact that I know I come from a different upbringing than a lot of the people there and am not quite so liberal as most of those in the theater scene, I feel like I belong when I'm around them. Whether I do or not, it's a positive feeling.


Anonymous said...

What an fantastic experience. I am excited for you too! ...*

Josh Fuller said...

Exceptional! Huge congratulations to you, and know that I will be vicariously enjoying your experiences as they are reported here.

Anna said...

I was actually thinking last week about emailing you to ask you how that was going and when it would start, so I'm glad you wrote about it. It sounds really cool. When does the play open? Do you get discounts on tickets for friends?