Friday, June 28, 2013

Kissing Music

When I first stopped by rehearsal for Play #5, the cast had split up to work on learning their lines and now they're back stumbling through off-book.

"We're had the script for hours," quips Ashley Marshall when Erin Pike misses a line.

This one looks sweet; two call center workers crush on each other and get bad relationship advice from, well, I don't know...their subconsciouses?  subconsciousii? society? evil angels? There is a lot of laughter in the room.

The cast is getting the rhythm of this one...overlapping dialogue, interjections, and lines in unison. And then they make a big discovery:

 "There should be kissing music!"

The design team makes a delivery of a special set piece and the cheering from cast and director Maria Glanz tells me that something really fun is going to happen here. The cast heads out to the stage to get a sense of how this ordinary object made extraordinary is going to work in the larger space.

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