A very decent Opening Night of the 2 one-act plays I'm in at the Hi Ho Lounge. The producer, Michael Martin, told us yesterday to consider it a dress rehearsal, and not bother promoting too heavily. Too late. Being the shameless self-promoter that I am, I had already broadcast to the world. As it turned out, we had an audience to play to, and I claim the lion's share of credit for that. And they were with us. Laughed at the right times. Leaned forward in the dramatic moments.
I felt alive in it. I thought the other actors were too, moreso than any other rehearsal. A few line flubs, more than a few technical gaffs. But it was theatre.