During the reading, one thing that hit me was just how very specific to the 1930s mentality the adaptation’s language is, being very theatrical, and yes, melodramatic in tone. I realized this production provides me with an opportunity to re-explore how fully I can commit to choices and remaining available to the present moment, for without this it could be very easy for the script to come across as obtuse and even histrionic. I’m excited to continue in this process of re-discovery and immediacy.
The piece seems rich with potential as a very fun time for cast, crew, and audience. We have a tremendous group of actors, what seems to be a supportive and focused producing organization, Chris’ tireless enthusiasm and leadership, and of course an amazing space. What a treat!