So, I'm currently buried in things theatrical.
I spent Sunday rigging the lights for Habeas Corpus
, followed by a chunk of Tech rehearsal. Last night was the rest of the Tech rehearsal, which from my point of view required remarkably little tech, and a lot of making sure that people's trousers came off easily!
Tonight's the dress rehearsal. After that I actually have a night off, which I intend to spend lounging around and possibly having a couple of Mojitos. On Thursday & Friday I'll be working from home so that I can guarantee getting to the first and second night performances on time... Naturally, I won't be at the pub on Thursday.
Saturday will be the final performance, and I'll actually have most of the day to lounge around and do what I will. After the show will probably be some form of aftershow party - so I'll have to work out how I'm going to get to and from it. I will probably have to prepare and take cocktail ingredients... I did so last time and they went down well enough that I might get lynched if I don't take them again!
Sunday's probably the getout, but there's not actually going to be much to do... I might even get my side of things done before leaving on Saturday night. I'll pop along if I'm needed, but I won't feel compelled to stay to the bitter end like I usually do.
After that, the only lighting I'll be doing for the rest of the year will be for the comedy nights (next one is, I believe, the
20th may - my first guess was out by a week).
The more astute of you will have noticed that there are actually two more St. Jude's players productions this year. I've declined to do the panto on account of having too much else to do at that time of year - I might help with sunday setbuilds, but won't be doing more than that. Other than that is the Murder Mystery Night... which I won't be doing the lighting for either.
Because I'm in it.
Essentially, it's a 45 minute act in which everything is established and a murder occurs... then a long interval in which everybody has a fish and chip supper and tries to work out whodunnit. It then finishes with a 15 minute second act that reveals all. I believe there may be prizes (or at least no-prizes) for the people who get it right.
This particular murder mystery, by the way, is a firmly tongue-in-cheek SF parody. Think original series Trek and you're on the way there... I'm looking forward to it as I think it'll be a great laugh. It's been a long time since I've done this acting malarkey... not since I was about 16, I think.