Since some of the rehearsal nights are still shared with The Bluest Water, two of this week's evenings were devoted only to half-runs: the second half on Tuesday and the first half on Thursday. Even though that was the case, and considering fittings for costumes have begun being necessary, there was still some overlap with unavailability for certain people at certain times. This can be momentarily awkward but it also forces us to keep on our toes, which is always good for staying prepared to address the unexpected. The rehearsals (and performances) will be completely isolated to separate slots from this point forward, so these overlaps will no longer occur.
Much the way the sun sets on our playing space by the end of our rehearsal evenings, our time of preparation is coming to a close. We have only two rehearsals left, and both will be in full costume. While this will bring its own share of minor complexities (an oxymoron but a truism!) and adjustments, it also is the final piece of the puzzle for the actors to fully immerse themselves in their characters. Next week will bring much excitement, as we finally are able to bring these amazing people and events to life.
[Special thanks to Autumn Anderson for providing this post's photos :) ]
Jared M Anderson