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January 9, 2020:


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Well, dear readers, I spent the entire day yesterday thinking it was today.  So, I suppose the tit for tat of that would be to spend the entire day today thinking it’s yesterday, but this way madness lies.  Why madness lies all the time and simply cannot tell truth is another story for another day.  I any case, I was quite discombobulated, because I thought we were doing the put-in for Miss Preen, when in reality we were just having our play rehearsal.  Luckily, I finally realized my folly and bid my folly farewell fondly. (And speaking of folly, I wrote these notes on time, got ready to post them, thought I had, and just realized I hadn’t.  This is what senility looks like, dear readers).

Yesterday was a day that was like today only I don’t know what today is like as it hasn’t happened yet.  I got close to eight hours of sleep and once up I went right to futzing and finessing.  When I finished that, I then printed out the 311 pages I’ve done so far, and whilst they were printing, I attended to the Kritzerland show and got all the music to our musical director.  I wrote a few new pages, and then went and had a chili, cheese, and onion hot dog and some fries for food, picked up one teeny-tiny package, and then had the 311 pages Xeroxed, after which I dropped them off to Muse Margaret.  We had a nice chat, and then I came home.  I wrote about twenty pages and then it was time to mosey on over to the theater for rehearsal.

We began right where we left off and completed blocking act one.  We found some nice touches – the blocking is very simple but seems to be effective, and certainly the way in which were using the space I think will work nicely.  We moved on to act two and blocked all but the final twelve pages of the play, which we’ll do this evening.  There’s one sequence in act two where past and present co-mingle and that came out really well (the play is a memory play).  The cast is used to my way of working already and the energy in the room is fantastic.  They’re all going to be really terrific.

After rehearsal, I came directly home, wrote another ten pages or so, listened to some music, and relaxed until it was time to write these here notes.  After I post the notes, I’ll resume writing and try to do ten more pages.

Today, I’ll be up by ten, I think, I’ll futz and finesse, write more pages, I’ll eat, hopefully pick up packages, hopefully I’ll hear from Muse Margaret, although she has a LOT of pages to read, I’ll write, and then I’ll mosey on over to the theater.  I’ll have our play cast go over what we did last night while I’m putting in our Miss Preen.  As soon as I get that going, then I’ll return to the play cast and we’ll finish blocking the rest of the play.  Then we’ll go back to the beginning and start slogging our way through to make sure all the blocking is working.

Tomorrow, we have a noon o’clock rehearsal for the concert, otherwise I’ll be writing all day, then I’ll attend the evening performance of The Man Who Came to Dinner.  I must say, the play has been a rousing success for them, both critically (all ten reviews were basically raves) and financially.  We’re on some best of the year list on a site called Better Lemons.  Saturday, we have a four-hour rehearsal for the play, then I have a work session for the Kritzerland show, otherwise I’ll just write and decide whether to stay for the show that night.  Sunday, I’ll probably attend our closing performance after our play rehearsal, but then it’ll be right home to write.  Monday, I attend the Ovation Awards, and then it’s a play rehearsal and Kritzerland rehearsal week.

Well, dear readers, I must take the day, I must do the things I do, I must, for example, be up by ten, futz and finesse, write, eat, hopefully pick up packages, hopefully hear from Muse Margaret, put in our new Miss Preen, rehearse the play, and then write more.  Today’s topic of discussion: What are your favorite six characters or under plays?  Let’s have loads of lovely postings, shall we, whilst I hit the road to dreamland, hoping I now have yesterday, today, and tomorrow all figured out.

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