Thursday, March 01, 2012

And Out The Other Side



Amazing possibilities are out the other side when I suit up and show up.

We have this amazing theatre troupe I've written about and a pretty damn good play. So everyone says. For how can I speak of it, all the characters are dear to me and spring from my fertile imagination. I get to love my characters, they are my babies. And the brilliant cast makes them even more real. And people ask me about them.

"So what happened to Phelim," they ask. And I am flattered. He has become real to them too.

And for years, many times, I drive by this place, a very old church, oblong. Tall and sleek-ed. Lovely old windows. White and blue. And another dream takes hold. And I think, ridiculous. No. This could never be.

And a friend has the dream too. Independently. And we find out the building is for sale. For a song and some TLC. And we go there today. And say to each other as we look around this gorgeous place, key trembling in our hands.

"This is where the box office is. This is where the washroom will go. This is where the dressing rooms can be built on."

And maybe, just maybe, our theatre, our very own theatre will be birthed. Yes, overlooking the ocean. You are all invited to the premier performance. We counted. It will seat 90. Comfortably. How perfect a dream is this?

20 comments:

  1. Wow - that is so exciting!
    We often think how great it would be to convert an old church (except we have enough old buildings to be going on with!)
    Definitely want to come see your play!

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  2. I can feel your excitement over here. Go for it, and may the seats be filled.

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  3. That'd be
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious WWW!!

    Neptune's in Pisces now for around 14 years - an excess of creativity and a trunkful of dreams waiting to be had!

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  4. Wow, what a wonderful idea. But where would the finance comes from? Starting a theatre doesn't come cheap....

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  5. It looks absolutely perfect - good luck Wise.
    Betty

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  6. It does look like a very good place to have a theater. It boggles the mind, doesnt it? Lots of good luck. I hope it's meant to be.

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  7. Thanks Veep!

    CC12:Thanks!

    Linda: Yes, we will see how it all unfolds. When are you back here?

    GM:
    Lovely wishes, thank you!

    GFB:
    Me too!!

    Annie:
    When I know when :)

    T:
    14 years, oh I like that!

    Nick:
    Oh ve hav our veys!

    Betty:
    It is, it is, thank you!

    Irene:
    It totally boggles just about everything....:)

    XO
    WWW

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  8. Perfect as perfect can be for those who suit up and go.

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  9. OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG

    Jump up and down

    Jump up and down

    Jump up and down

    :) :) :) :)

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  10. Ramana:
    Thank you, so true.

    Orla:
    8-) X 2500

    XO
    WWW

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  11. Annie:
    sorry, missed you - I'll send all the dates when I know....
    XO
    WWW

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  12. Exciting idea. I've been writing short scripts for actors this week and have been so impressed by their flexibility, speed at picking things up and getting into different characters, and their consistency. Maybe that's what makes an actor - not being able to do it - but being able to do it again and again and again.

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  13. BWT:
    I've been working on some short scripts too for an additional workshop we have to do in Ireland in the fall.
    Thank goodness for these actors!
    XO
    WWW

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  14. Oh wow! So exciting and so excited for you! I look forward to hearing all the news about the theatre as it progresses :-D

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  15. Thanks Jo - I think I may have to breech my anonymity here!!
    XO
    WWW

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  16. Wonderful! Hope it all works out for you. Anyone the acting bug has bitten can especially appreciate the joy you must feel.

    I recently came across the website for an amateur group with which I was associated as a young adult. It was thrilling they not only still existed, but had a website and... a new theatre setting.

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