Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The View from Here


View of the packed theatre from the 'gods' on Saturday night.

Wow.

I feel that my life, being quite surreal at the moment, needs a few days for it to drag my arse back down to earth and into normalcy, or whatever passes for that.

Talk of wildest dreams, dreams that I carried with me from about seven or eight years of age, being realized sixty years later!

So the play has now been performed in the city. Twice. To sold out audiences and standing ovations. Media coverage was amazing. Print, radio and television. I would have told you I was not good at speaking spontaneously. I proved myself wrong. I think this goes to the place where passion sits. Once we are passionate about something we can talk of it without preparedness or scripting.

The cast and crew were amazing, it is wonderful to see the characters birthed originally in one's spirit come to life in a professional, beautifully lit and 'sounded' environment where the acoustics are perfect. What a theatre!

A precious friend flew in from Toronto to offer her support and attended both performances. Daughter insisted on arriving a few days before to provide whatever I needed to keep the nerves and stress at bay. At such a time, I realized one really senses who one's dearest are. And words are completely inadequate to express how I feel about them. I could never have done it alone as the enormity was too great to comprehend and I needed their soothing presence, reality checks and outrageous humour. And we all realized that this was One Big Moment, never to be repeated in such a way again.

I'm still absorbing it all, still pinching myself, thinking there is be a play inside me, all ready to be written about the making of this play.








25 comments:

  1. Delayed dreams come true are the sweetest of all don't you think? All that time and then the lovely moment is finally there...ENJOY! :D

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  2. You gave birth to your dreams! So many of us dream, so few of us bring them to life. You did it! I am so deeply happy for you.

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  3. That is so wonderful! It looks like a huge theater. I wish I could have been there. I hope this brings you more success with your writing.

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  4. Wonderful WWW! I'm very happy for you and yours. :-)

    Onward and upward to the next one!

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  5. Congratulations again! Enjoy the after glow and allow time for the kernel of the new play to develop deep inside!

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  6. What a wonderful achievement! I wish I could see this. Any chance it will travel west?

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  7. Congratulations indeed! You must still be pinching yourself to be sure you're not dreaming! It must be an amazing feeling to see your play come to life so successfully after planning it for so long.

    And you're right that once we're passionate about something we can speak about it without a moment's thought.

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  8. Congratulations! Am so happy for you. As an amateur "ham" I can only imagine what it must be like to be the writer, but recall feelings associated with successful acting, directing, producing works of others. On to your next project!

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  9. What can one say? "Congratulations" seems so inadequate. You seem surprised at your success. Don't be. I've read your work. This success is no more than your talent and diligence deserves.

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  10. I am so glad that it went so well - you fully deserve all of the congratulations and acolades that you have been getting.

    Onwards and upwards! :-D

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  11. I'm so happy for you. It must be wonderful to make a dream come true so successfully. You must feel like you're floating on a cloud. I'm sorry that I will not see this play. Is it possible to read the script?

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  12. Anon:
    I so agree with you, very very sweet indeed!
    XO
    WWW

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  13. Sharon:
    And I am so glad I did, but it didn't happen alone. I am so very lucky to have the catalyst who brought it all together.
    XO
    WWW

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  14. Sharyn:
    I think, more than anything, it has made me realize I need to persist with my writing.
    XO
    WWW

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  15. T:
    Thank you for the good wishes and thoughts!
    XO
    WWW

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  16. GM:
    I hope you see us in Ireland!
    XO
    WWW

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  17. Anne:
    Not too sure yet, logistics are a wee bit against us, but one never knows!
    XO
    WWW

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  18. Nick:
    Yes, I think it brings other hidden skills to the forefront. Yes, it is all so incredibly surreal I am concentrating mainly on the mundane at the mo.
    XO
    WWW

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  19. Joared:
    Yes you know what I mean about bringing characters in the head to reality!
    One never knows whither the journey, right?
    XO
    WWW

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  20. RJA:
    Thanks for pointing that out. I tend to put myself down a lot and view such successes as "luck". Old tapes die hard!
    XO
    WWW

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  21. Thank you Jo - and you've made enormous artistic strides in your new adopted country too!!
    XO
    WWW

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  22. Irene:
    Thank you. The script is completely enhanced by the music interwoven in the dialogue so would not give you even a remote idea of the emotional effect.
    XO
    WWW

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  23. Belated congrats, WWW, on this mighty achievement! I'm so pleased the production matched your hopes, and that you had loving support throughout.

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  24. Thank you Stan!

    Maybe you'll get to see it in Ireland?

    XO
    WWW

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  25. So Happy for you! Wish I could read it!!

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