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Opening Night... - Unbeliever's Land
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Opening Night...
It's opening night for Gross Indecency (for more info, read kightp's journal).  It's definitely a fun show to be part of.  And it makes you THINK.

As Pat says (I'm paraphrasing here), we're doing a historical drama... about sodomy... in July... in Albany Oregon (a quite conservative little town whose main advantages are proximity to the freeway, proximity to the much more liberal college town of Corvallis, and... a rather impressive and determined bunch of theater folk who are willing to take on challenges).  We'll be lucky if we don't hear crickets chirping from the auditorium most nights. 

But if so, they'll be missing out, because this is Real Theater.  Nine actors.  Nine chairs.  An empty black stage.  And one hell of a story to tell.

I ran sound perfectly for last night's final rehearsal, except for the one obligatory GHASTLY mistake that makes me cringe to even think about it.  Just the sort of thing you want to get out of the way on the night BEFORE a paying audience comes to see the show, so you know it will never happen again.

The only problem with running tech on a show like this is... you never get to see it from the audience.  Hell, you never really get to see it at all, because your nose is always stuck in the script waiting for the next sound cue.

Ah well.  SOMEBODY's got to babysit the CD players... those buttons aren't going to push themselves...  :)

Current Emotional State: hungry hungry

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belugadogzebra From: belugadogzebra Date: July 16th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

...liberal town of Corvallis

Oh Gosh Golly. I've wiggled my nose ::abrakadabra:: crossed my fingers, tried to envision really liberal things going on...and I still have to choke on the idea that Corvallis is liberal. Academic and hippie types there, here, yes, but alas liberal on only select environmental issues, not so much on social issues. Ask the CCT board why they wouldn't stage Ecquis (sp?) It is an ethnically undiverse town. I moved here originally with my girlfriend. Based on what the image of Corvallis is outside of Corvallis, we were expecting to feel comfortable holding hands in public. Wasn't so...it rather paled in it's evidence of social liberalism compared to a place like, say, Minneapolis or Eugene. Although you are right, it merits a 'more-liberal-than-Albany' rating.
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