My play opens tomorrow evening  

Choozmi 50M
746 posts
7/27/2006 11:54 am

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7/29/2006 2:48 pm

My play opens tomorrow evening

The play I'm directing in Hollywood (CA) opens tomorrow night. Tonight is our final dress rehearsal.

In some ways I love the play and in some ways I don't.

It's quite funny at points, though occasionally the jokes are too on-the-nose for my taste. The plot is a little convoluted as well, but it's a farce so I suppose that's not a bad thing.

Throughout I have tried to emphasize the love between the characters so it wouldn't look like a bunch of bitchy jerks snapping at each other.

Unfortunately, I did not cast the play with the exception of one actor. If I had my druthers I would have fired half the cast and found better actors. One performance in particular is so amateurish that I'm hoping audiences will assume he's playing it that way intentionally (he's not!) to create some sort of cool edgy wacky vibe.

I'm not really nervous about the project because although my name is on it I don't consider it "mine". I did the job I was hired to do and tried to come across as pleasant and competent throughout the process because I would like to be hired by these folks again in the future.

Now I'm sort of looking for a date to the opening night but it's touchy because not only will I be inviting a woman to a gay-themed play with an all-male cast (which I'm sure many women wouldn't object to, but one never knows), I will also be subjecting her to full-frontal male nudity (in the play, not my own) which might offend some.

What to do... what to do...

Anyone want to set me up? She must be open-minded and ready to laugh.

For the record, I did have a date lined up but she had to cancel because of a conflict.

rm_PeanutJackie 35F
1286 posts
7/27/2006 12:52 pm

Best of luck! Oh how I miss acting and singing *sighs*

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."

Choozmi 50M

7/28/2006 4:00 pm

Thank you both for commenting. Naughty, that makes me feel good, thanks.

Rereading my initial post, I realize that I sound pretty "down" on the play. I'm not! I'm very excited about it and I think (hope) it's going to be a big hit. I think audiences will love it.

I just have very high standards so sometimes I come across as extremely critical, particularly when it comes to my own work.

hornylilgirl78 105F

7/28/2006 9:29 pm

Little late getting here...I hope everything went GREAT tonight!!



"As kinky as a cheap garden hose!"

Choozmi 50M

7/29/2006 10:56 am

It did!! (go great)

Full house. (Mostly men, for some strange reason.)

All the actors did very well. The ones I was worried about did well. Almost all of the jokes hit the target. I don't think I could have asked for a better opening night.

The after party was fun, too, but it was almost all men. Hmm... I'm sensing a pattern.

One thing that makes me very happy is the two people I brought into the show, one of them as an actor and the other as stage manager) are both doing great jobs. I feel like the show is in good hands.

I'm going to see it a lot during its five-week run.

rm_loneremily 33F
328 posts
7/29/2006 2:09 pm

You should fly me to Cali so I can see it. No? Well--can't blame me for trying.

Choozmi 50M

7/29/2006 2:48 pm

    Quoting rm_loneremily:
    You should fly me to Cali so I can see it. No? Well--can't blame me for trying.
I didn't say no. Don't put words in my mouth.

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