At the end of February, my friend Lisa contacted me to see if I was interested in joining a play she was in. The person cast as her husband had dropped out and rehearsals were about to start.
I said sure.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but it had been five years since I had done a play! Where the heck does the time go?
The last play I had performed in was my play The Lost Years. In 2017… Wow.
I had a great time doing Death by Design. The play was silly but fun. I enjoyed rehearsing and performing. Working with the cast and the crew was a blast.
And I realized that I didn’t want to wait another five years before my next show.
I auditioned for another play and didn’t get the part. That’s how it goes.
Then I auditioned for the musical Assisted Living and got the part. Another fun experience.
And after that show, I was lucky enough to play Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. And meet another bunch of people and work with friends.
It’s so easy to stay home and watch Netflix. Or some other streamer. And don’t get me wrong, I love to do that.
But it is great for the soul to get out and do something you love.
For me, it’s acting and writing.
I had let too much time pass me by without performing. And I don’t know how much time I’ve got left on this world. None of us do. So, while I can, I’m going to do more shows.
I’ve got a script right now.
Rehearsals start next month.
I better finishing highlighting my lines….
I’m looking forward to playing with another bunch of folks!