After spending a hectic week with play rehearsals, in which one actor for the part of Boone up and quit on us, and another actor got grounded for the second time in two weeks, I was fed up and frustrated.
But last night, I dropped by Connor’s house, the lead vocalist and song writer for Dodging Bullets. He did an excellent job of learning the instrumental parts of Stairway to Heaven. He and the band are going to play the song for the intros and the closing of the play. They’ll do just fine!
My other actors have done an exceptional job of learning and delivering their lines. We kind of wing it as we go, because as a director goes, I’m fairly relaxed. So the cast comes up with their own take on how to add to the physical aspects of “playing” around. We’ve come up with some pretty cool little add-ons to kick the action into gear.