So, we are now trying to figure out how to generate that review into seats sold. I'll be honest, up until now, the reservations haven't exactly been pouring in, but now there is a trickle. We will really work it the next couple of days.
After not being able to get my walking or working out in for the last couple of weeks, I finally walked last night and felt a semblance of relief from the weekend. I will have two more days to rest a bit before the weekend starts again, but am now a little more relaxed at the prospect of doing the show and feel now at least, we know what we have. I feel very humbled and grateful today. There is a part of the play where the son asks the father character whether he walked into the desert with 'intent'. The father replies that it is a question he can not answer, that the story and the mystery has to remain, as "its the only thing I could give you as an inheritance..."
In a very strange way, Dad's disappearance has created a story that the reviewer uses as an allegory for the whole country, 'nostalgia to despondency', and I think he's right. My Dad's disappearance allegorizes so many ideas about life and death, memory and future, etc.
I suppose there is a great healing process I feel from putting myself through the process of writing and performing this play, and rather than dread going to perform it, I'm starting to look forward to where this play will take me. I feel there is another journey coming my way, a journey that I can't quite see, but definitely feel. My original intent was to create a show that I could tour, and I think that has been accomplished. We will have to see where the next part of this goes... thank you so much for you support, you have no idea how important the component of this blog has meant in this process...