Today was our first day on the Christmas Story set with everybody. It was a bit labored today. We were trying to remember where we were supposed to go, and after we remembered (if we remembered) to translate those movements from the rehearsal hall to the stage.
And then, remember the lines.
We are now at that point that if we don’t know our stuff, we lose ground. This show needs to move smoothly as possible as soon as possible. Today, I didn’t entirely feel like I was contributing to that. My energy seemed down, and I just didn’t feel in command.
There is time tomorrow to work at it, though, and that is keeping me sane! It’s very intimidating when you have lots of prep work to do, and no time to do it. I am extraordinarily grateful for this point in life where all I have to do is this show. I’m pretty sure at some point, I will be in 2nd-job-land again, so I really want to enjoy this luxury!
It is a very interesting night outside. Gusty winds, billowy clouds and a high-beam moon. It seems beautifully unreal.