Saturday, July 31, 2010

An Actor Prepares, continued

I watched the beginning of "On Matters of Estate", Jerry Kraft's play directed by M. Elizabeth Eller. Actors David Anthony Lewis and Deb Pralle are obviously mining some pretty weighty material. About 4 lines in, Lewis stopped, apologized and asked to start again. He walked to the side, started shaking a countertop, muttering obscenities under his breath, turned around and announced "I need counseling. I think I need counseling", then started the scene. It was exponentially better.

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