It's a day off from the show, after a week of hard, hard work. We return for a twelve-hour tech and dress rehearsal tomorrow, running the full show twice, I believe.
I can't believe how much time we've all put in to this show. By my estimates, by the time we open, I will have spent nearly 130 hours on this show, over the course of 7 weeks of rehearsing. The results will speak for themselves.
All I can say is that I don't think I've ever worked this hard, outside of the work I did at Shakespeare & Company. A lot of exciting character work and development, a fantastic script, and fierce commitment from all involved. It's particularly exciting to work with such passionate people. Even before we open, I wish that a show like this wouldn't have to come to an end, as all shows eventually do. Once performances start, and I have a nightly stage and world to throw myself in to, I normally don't want to come back out of it. But I'll have to. And that adjustment is always hard, but I am looking forward to a bit of time off before the next project. So, those of you who get to see this, consider yourself lucky.
In one week we let people in to our crazy little world.