Jim's Richard III Blog

What had started as a blog of Richard III rehearsal process at Cal Shakes has now evolved or devolved into a small novella. The author is petrified to change the name for fear it'll disappear, and wouldn't know what to call it anyway. Many stories are included and questions are even answered sometimes!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Been Gone So Long........

Yeah, it's been awhile--

And I'm not officially employed by Cal Shakes so don't tell! I'll write covertly, in the dark of night in the wee hours.

That's about when I'm getting home these days. I've just started rehearsals for Christmas Carol at American Conservatory Theatre playing Scrooge, and in the evenings I'm performing in Mousetrap at Center Rep in Walnut Creek in a small role, but one that is filled with passion, pathos, and pipe-smoking, so my day starts officially at 10:00 and finishes at about 11:30 at night.

Not a lot of time to be writing blogs.

It's good to be back at ACT and a bit easier now that we have a template of sorts (and I remembered most of my lines!) for the show, but I'd forgotten the sore feet from standing all day--he never leaves the stage. My dogs are tired.

But it's good to be back and to see some of the kids again, most of whom have been "upgraded"--our Tiny Tim last year, a diminutive nutcase called Amara has been promoted to the role of Fan, Scrooges sister. I'm not sure she'd rather still be playing Tim. The new Tim looks dangerous.

It's that grin on his impish little face that worries me. And his teeth look sharp.

It's the little ones that that are dangerous.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Jim. We've missed you!

November 9, 2007 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger James Carpenter said...

Why, thanks!

I suppose now I have to write something else...........

JC

November 9, 2007 at 8:47 AM  

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