Well, I truly got out of my comfort zone while our ensemble cast performed the play, The World of Carl Sandburg written by Norman Corwin with modifications by Jann Graham Glann (the director) and Rob Smith (one of the members of the ensemble and the author of McGowan's Return and other titles).
Yesterday was the last performance of the play, which ran daily from the third of November until the sixth. It really came together, both the play itself and the songs that accompanied it, and seemed to be well received by those who attended, based on some of the comments that were overheard. For me, it took me way outside my comfort zone, but all in all, it was a great experience. I will admit that there were moments that I found to be uncomfortable because I was a bit panicky. On the other hand, I worked with veteran performers as well as novices like myself, and the camaraderie was grand! Of course, whether I will repeat the experience of learning lines, blocking, and practice, practice, practice with another play...well, not quite sure about that!
Of course, now that the play is over, it is back to frantic reading to prepare for my library book group's book for November. It is Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, which is nearly six hundred pages in length. I just cracked the book open last night, and I have to cover lots of material in the next ten days. I'd like to say that other things will just have to wait while I get this novel read, but I can't. Unfortunately, I have other things (appointments, etc.) that I have to also complete or accomplish during this time. Alas, such is life!
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