Friday, March 24, 2006

My Love (or, Why I Am A Terrible Friend)

I have a confession...I am currently neglecting pretty much everyone who matters the most to me. I don't call, I don't email, I don't show up for stuff, I have pretty much dropped off the planet.

It's not that I don't love my friends anymore, I just have this pesky addiction to theatre.

If you think about it, theatre is sort of an odd art. You spend countless hours preparing for something that is over in a very short amount of time. You create imaginary worlds and people and then try your darndest to make people believe, even for a minute, that those worlds and people are real. Not only believe, but care.

We are at the point of production where everyone wants to quit. I am exhausted, my house is more of a wreck than normal, and I miss my normal life and my friends. But I can't quit, and not only that, I know without a doubt that once it is all over I will mourn the fact that it is gone, and wait with anticipation for the next show. It is all the most magnificent trap I can imagine. What's not to love?

7 comments:

heather said...

I hear ya! i know that predicament all too well. :) i'm so glad you're doing this! what show is it again??

Erin said...

It's The Diviners.

Candace said...

Who is this? I saw your blog on my bloglines subscriptions but I haven't the faintest clue who you are...vaguely do I remember.. ;)

Miss you too Erin, but enjoy your theatre!!

Holli said...

oh just give in to it! Love it, be obsessed with it, no holds barred! You're right about it being a very odd thing. We're gonna dance around this stage and pretend like we are poeple we aren't and you'll pay money to see it! What?

Good luck! the show must go one! :)

heather said...

ah - i actually havne't heard of that play. have fun! when do you open??

Erin said...

We open April 7 -- only two weeks left! Scary!

Kelly said...

Miss you terribly Erin!!!! BUT.....I am so glad you are doing this. It is great to see you come alive! The kids are lucky to have you.