Saturday, December 06, 2008

"Orphans" Third Night

... and final night (these short academic runs are weird.)  Energy off.  I was missing my 'top notes,' though the show played.  We didn't work quite as well as an ensemble tonight.  I felt as if each actor was taking care of himself more than taking care of the show.  But, I also think this is natural for a second or third night.  If we'd had a longer run--even another weekend--we'd have passed through that mercenary feeling quickly enough.

All in all, this was a good show for us, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.  I grew.  I played some sustained notes I've not played (in a sustained way) before.  I also found much greater physical ease.  This was the right show at the time with the right director and right actors.

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