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!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Inner Scrooge Monologue


........we've opened.......yay....... what am I going to do with all this candy? Ah! give it to the homeless.......my GOD, those children are loud.... I hear the boys through the concrete wall of my dressing room......now Amara informs me that the girls have disco parties in their dressing room. They dance around and scream.......an inhuman sound.......I thought disco was dead.......I really wish it was.

........can't even get into the greenroom at intermission--it's a swarming mass of little goobers all fired up on adrenaline......as soon as I appear in the doorway a chorus of "HEY IT'S JIM!!" or "YO! It's J. Dog!!" assaults me.......I get randomly high-fived and tackled from time to time. Little flying bodies suddenly hurtle out of doors to hug me and run away.....I hate it when they do that.....

....Scrooge also needs a car.....Scrooge can finally for the first time in his life get a new, or almost new, car....Scrooge has no time to LOOK for cars..........

now my wife is claiming I'm channeling my inner curmudgeon........Bah....

2 Comments:

Anonymous Erin said...

Mr. Carpenter, you are an amazing actor! I saw your Carol performance tonight and was entranced. I'm an actor and director myself, and it is rare for me to be so moved by an actor that I loose track of my technical and artistic analysis of a piece. I found myself lost in your character tonight--so many times, fogetting that I was watching a play. You truly inspired me tonight, to continue to work and train to become the kind of actor who can carry the audience away to an alternate reality. Thank you so much for dedicating your life to this craft.

December 18, 2007 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger James Carpenter said...

Erin, thank you so much for one of the nicest compliments I've ever received! I'm not much good for anything else though....

December 29, 2007 at 10:21 AM  

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