Thursday, February 18, 2010

Final play this season?

I was offered the role of Ellie in Psychopathia Sexualis at Interplayers Professional Theatre this morning! I'm really excited! It goes up in May, and could be my final show for the season. I'm especially thrilled that Damon Abdallah will be playing my husband, Howard! (EDIT: I've added a photo of us at left from during the run!) Right now, Damon is playing a dream role of mine (Salieri in Amadeus at Lake City Playhouse...we all have these ridiculous dream roles that will never happen, just to keep us working and wanting haha). We will be reuniting with director Reed McColm from Together Again for the First Time! It seems like we might have a shorter rehearsal period than the usual 3 weeks; the show prior to Psychopathia Sexualis is Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing (a personal favorite author of mine), which closes May 1.

Psychopathia Sexualis is a comedy about a man with a secret regarding socks. (As Reed would say, this play is not about sex, it's about socks.) This man has been trying to get help from a psychiatrist, but things get complicated, and he enlists three more; his best friend, his best friend's wife, and his fiance. Cue intellectual power struggle. Psychopathia Sexualis will be the second John Patrick Shanley production that I have appeared in (following Doubt from early this season, also at Interplayers), so that's a bonus. Although this script seems to have come from a different author entirely than the one who penned Doubt...should be some interesting discussions regarding that.

BUT first thing's first...I'm in final rehearsals for Steel Magnolias at the Spokane Civic Theatre! (Interesting sidenote, my current co-stage manager for Steel Magnolias, Nancy Gasper, will be playing Artie in Eleemosynary...and we also worked together along with George Green in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest! I love the crossover in our theatres right now!) Anyway, Steel Magnolias technically opens February 26 and runs until March 21. Personally, I'm just finishing my final text work and just beginning to link everything together as a whole. I got a really good note last night from our director (George Green) regarding my vocal energy. I'm really excited to try it out in tonight's rehearsal. Steel Magnolias gets a reputation as a chick script (understandably) but I think the overall message can be placed in the universal category. Why don't you see it and let me know ;)

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