Monday, March 21, 2011

The Importance of being Facebook

A friend just put these photos on facebook. Later on in my collegiate theatrical career, I lost interest in documentation, so I have no photos of my own from this play. Luckily for us all, there's facebook.

This was The Importance of Being Earnest, and I played Gwendolyn Fairfax. I know what you're thinking: I'm too short to play Gwendolyn. I thought so too. But, I've got a big personality, and it seemed to work out.

I'm in the photo above, I'm wearing a pink sweater and sitting on a chair. This was the final scene, during the explanation of Earnest, during which I snacked on bread and butter from the tea tray to my right.

As anyone who has ever chosen or been compelled to eat on stage will tell you, it always seems like a good idea at first. And then, after dress rehearsals and a week or so into the run, you're like, wait, how much longer do I have to do this? I played Moth in Love's Labor's Lost, and I ate hot tamales from my pocket throughout the fairly lengthy show. I haven't been able to look at a box since.

Here's the irony of college theatre: you do it (well, some of us) as preparation for "real theatre". You know, you're chomping at the bit to "get out there". And then you get out there and you realize how cushy college theatre is, with it's budgets and skilled technicians and actual theatre spaces.

And then you find yourself in New York, with 11 other actors jammed into one bizarre green room/dressing room/hallway, and you find yourself thinking fondly back to when someone made costumes just for you.

(imagine me shaking my head ruefully and winking saucily at you), Ah, the theatre.

Thanks again, Tyler and Celeste.

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