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Last night was opening night for Catching Icarus (get tickets to today’s matinee, or tonight’s performance). It was a sold-out show before doors even opened. I was incredibly keyed up in the build-up to the performance, but experienced an odd sense of calm as curtains approached.
Without giving too much away, the play really “opens” as the audience enters the theatre. I am already on stage, eating a waffle, drinking coffee, and reading a book. You’d think it would be weird eating breakfast in front of 100 people shuffling into their seats—some of them a mere ten feet away—but if there’s one thing I do well, it’s eat.
By the time I actually complete this post, I will have gotten through today’s performances (most likely). But I will write, briefly, that performing is difficult, taxing, draining—and exhilarating.
Note to subscribers: due to a heavy performance schedule today, this post may not be completed until later this evening or tomorrow morning. Thank you for your patience.