Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tales of a Thespian

For those of you that don't know...thespian is an actor not to be confused with a lesbian which I am not, not that there is anything wrong with that. It will come as a great shock to many of you to hear that I have tried out for play. Yep, that is me...a counselor/mom/best wife ever/actress. Add that to my resume...I can only hope that James Cameron can come to my show and see my abilities and KNOW that he must have me for his upcoming blockbuster hit to star as Brad Pitt's mistress (well, Brad Pitt minus the weird beard he has right now). SIGH.

I got up the nerve to try out for a play which is weird since I was not into drama when I was a kid. I had one drama class in Jr. high that I loved but, I loved the teacher not the drama class. Needless to say, this is out of my comfort zone. I showed up to the auditions and was clearly the oldest one there by at least 2.3 years maybe even more. I was told to stand up and read lines for Mother Goose, Little Red Riding Hoods mom, and Mama Bear. Now, Mother Goose is sweet, lovely, delightful lady...much like me so I totally nailed that one. Now, Ma Hood was a bit more difficult. I was asked to read in my best southern accent to which I responded with...I don't even have a bad southern accent. Funny that I didn't get that part. I was notified that I was cast as Mother Goose and yes, I was totally offended since she is usually fat and old.

I had my first rehearsal and the director was saying that I was going to have a goose puppet throughout the show and I would be talking to the goose at times...say huh? As if this wasn't out of my comfort zone I was going to be talking to damn puppet? As I was reading the script she interrupted me and says.."oh ya, I forgot I killed the goose so, you won't have a puppet." THANK GOD...I was a bit worried I may look foolish.


Counselormama said...

CAN"T WAIT!!! It's gonna be great!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I cannot wait either! Pics, lots of pics~

Ab said...

Oh my, that is pure awesomeness. Doesn't Mother Goose have gray hair, some kind of bonnet, glasses set low on her nose and a dowdy apron? Just awesome.