Well, for starters, we’ve had some amazing quotes during rehearsals, like:
“That’s weird and scary for you! You can’t get your hand out of her crotch!”
“Andrew touches everyone’s boobies now in this play.”
There are SOOO many more and most involve body parts or sex, but I’ll
leave it at that.
I have had so much fun rehearsing Branched. I love and appreciate the
whole cast. Robert is someone who will make you laugh nonstop. He gets
thoughts that pop into his head and then how he vocalizes them for
others is done in such a way, that you sit there hoping it will
happen. Every single time he begins a sentence with “I’m sure this is
too much…”, Erin beams and says it’s always JUST what is needed.
Watching Erin watch scenes (I’m not in of course!) has become my new
favorite thing. She is such a talented and amazing person and seeing
her happy is contagious. Marguerite is so great, she has gone from
making me laugh hysterically, to taking a direction and then in the
same beat, making me cry. Let’s just call a spade a spade and say that
Andrew is wonderful, has such great energy and showed up off book from
the get go! Michelle… well, it’s a good thing she’s playing Ben, my
son, because if I had to act opposite her and play a character that
didn’t love her wildly, that would just be too hard. She is making me
want to have another kid.
Stage combat is FUN! I always thought I’d get to do it by playing a
cop or something on a tv show, but nope, it’s now, on stage, with
Branched. It’s more tiring than I’d have expected and Lexi is awesome.
I feel like I have an umbilical cord now attached to Fran. She’s spot
on and incredible. Keeping this group on track isn’t always the
easiest thing, but she does it lovingly. Having MHH and AR in the room
with their laughter is a joy.
I wanted to do Branched because I knew it would get me out of my
comfort zone. It has and continues to do so, but I am grateful for
that. Oops… I just typed something that was a major spoiler, so I
should stop now.