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When Pimpernel was over, i was happy to get some space from the people I'd spent so much time with - but also sad to see it end. I definitely bonded with some of the folks in that cast, and missed them almost as soon as they were gone. I haven't had anything like a similar experience with Thumbelina - there were a couple of such distinctly unpleasant personalities involved that it turned every gathering into an ordeal. I'm happy it's over. I did enjoy the actual performances though - moreso with each repitition, as it got smoother and better. I feel like a tightening of the script and a bit more rehearsal could have made that a really excellent show.

I did, however, get savaged by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival judges at their feedback session. Nearly all the negative criticism about the performances were aimed at me, which was highly discouraging. I had been saying I wanted constructive criticism, that friends always say, "Oh you were great!" no matter what...so I wanted someone to give me a review that included what needed improving, as well as what was worth sustaining. Well, I sure got it. And then some, and more than I needed or wanted. Next I will tell people that I need some real, honest, vigorous lovin'. Maybe I'll end up with too much of that, too.

And now, after getting rested, finally - I'll get back to the gym and get serious about whipping myself back into shape. I think my next big goal will be another triathlon - that served admirably for motivation in the past.


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Aug. 6th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Well I didn't get to see much of *your* performance, though I did hear your song. (Did you know that they have speakers in the restrooms that allow you to hear the performance in there?) And I thought you sounded quite good.

I have to agree about the script needing to be tighter- and some of the songs could be shorter. Thumbelina's first song about the tiny voice? Every time I thought it was FINALLY over, she launched into yet another verse. Even so, it was quite funny and Elizabeth is *still* talking about it and repeating the jokes to me.

Oh- and I suspect that the unpleasant character's relative was the cranky guy sitting in front of us.
Aug. 6th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
I did tell the folks at the wrap-up dinner about Elizabeth's delight. They were all utterly in love with Arthur, especially when he offered us his train.

Let's hope that his quiet and dignified generosity continues to dazzle women throughout his life! And do tell Miss Elizabeth that I've finally figured out how a chicken can love a tree.
Aug. 7th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Elizabeth says: So? How *can* a chicken love a tree?

I say: That sounds faintly dirty, so maybe we don't tell her?
Aug. 7th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
Whatever the case, it's the precise nature of the tragedy!
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