As I said earlier, you never know where exactly a theatre journey will take you. I remember once, doing a musical play of mine, 'Holiday in Hoopersville', the old man playing the part of well, the old man, was an older gentlemen with some health issues. One Saturday morning, he called and said he was to ill to do the show that night. So, even though it was my show, (I had written it) I had to memorize his part all day Saturday and be ready to go on that night. I hadn't really paid that much attention to his blocking (that's the physical movement on stage) so, that part I had to wing. It was not a small role, rather, a medium size role in the play with lots of exits and entrances. It was nerve wracking, but since I knew the story, I was able to 'wing' the parts I couldn't remember exactly. Yes, its true, the SHOW MUST GO ON.
Another time a newer actress suddenly froze on stage. I was playing Sammie, the drag queen in a play called 'Skimpies'. I had to do her lines and mine, and somehow make it seem like they where all mine. As I was doing 'both parts', I sat her down in a chair and made it into a monologue. When the scene was through, during the blackout I had to take her by the hand and lead her off stage. It was a situation where we brought someone new into the cast, and luckily, I had been doing the show for several weeks or we might not have been so fortunate. (can't say 'lucky', its bad luck to use it in any theatre). If you are interested in reading up on theatre mishaps, google the history of Shakespeare's, 'MacBeth'. The history of that play is full of mishaps, which is why you cannot say 'MacBeth' in a theatre. Its always referred to as 'The Scottish Play'. I actually love the superstition and folklore that belongs exclusively to theatre.
The party I went to Saturday night was amazing! If ever there was an 'L.A.' party, this one was it. Although I was a little older than most of the 'young professionals' in the house, I met a lot of people in 'the biz', and had a fantastic time. I met television writers, producers, musicians, television production people, actors, etc., etc. Fun times. Everybody here is trying to 'work' every angle, I guess including me. I found everyone to be very authentic and really nice. By the time I left the party, it was three in the morning and they were still dancing. My first real quintessential L.A. party.
It's raining again today, and I have to make my way down into Hollywood and meet with the director--thanks again for the wonderful support and comments, I don't feel so alone when I know you are reading and supporting. I'll also let you know when the tickets for the show go on sell, I'm using a ticket organization down here, I'll give out the information soon. I still don't have the logo for 'Bohemian Cowboy', but I may use the photograph of Mom and Dad when they were first married if I can get permission from my Mother. What do you say, Mom, okay?