No Time (and Several Crass Commercial Announcements)


Here I am, about to head into one of the most hellishly busy weeks of my life.

Tomorrow I have an audition at two o’clock clear across town. Following hard on its heels is a rehearsal in Signature Theatre’s new building, for the Last Garage Hurrah, the company’s farewell to the scrappy/crappy little space that’s served them so well for the past thirteen years. Tracy Olivera, Eleasha Gamble, Stephen Gregory Smith, Will Gartshore, Harry Winter and I will be serving up four consecutive evenings of song and memories, so don’t miss it! In between said audition and rehearsal, Signature’s wardrobe department is standing by hopefully, on the off chance that I’ll have a spare half-hour between the audition and the rehearsal for a fitting for Into The Woods.

Tuesday I have two student matinees of The Brand New Kid at the Kennedy Center (10:15 and 12:30), followed by a tech rehearsal for the Hurrah from three to six p.m. in Signature’s old building. Wednesday I have two student matinees of TBNK and the first Hurrah performance at 8:30 p.m. Thursday is the same schedule. Friday there are no TBNK performances but I’m doing a workshop of Hanoch Levin’s Requiem at Theatre J. We start rehearsing at 10:30; the informal presentation is at 2 p.m. until about 4 p.m. Then I have to head back to Signature for another performance of the Hurrah.

Saturday is when it gets really interesting. I have TBNK performances at 1:30 and 4:00, followed by the final performances of the Hurrah at 7:00 and 9:00, which is followed by the Official Closing Party. No drunken carousing for me, though; Sunday I have the final performances of TBNK at 1:30 and 4:00, probably with some kind of closing festivities afterward.

And then? Then I plan to pass out. So if I don’t post next week, or if I see you and look right through you, don’t take it personally.

Oh, I forgot – rehearsals start for Into the Woods on the following Tuesday. And it’s the week before Christmas. Heigh diddle dee dee, an (employed) actor’s life for me.

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