Friday, September 30, 2005

Woo Hoo!

Carissa got a part in the fall play. Not that I doubted her ability, but it is a small cast - only seven people, and only two girls. So though I tried to encourage her, I was really afraid she wouldn't make it. When she got a call back and got to a 25 percent chance of getting the part I was even more nervous - I was sure she was getting her hopes up only to be dissappointed. Yesterday the cast list was posted. I told her to call me. I was sure she'd call if she got the part. No call. All day. She didn't come home after school - but that is not unusual for her - she is always busy. Then I had to go out for awhile. When I got home, she had been home, and was gone again. She hadn't said anything to anyone about if she got the part. I figured that was a bad sign. Bummer.
Finally I couldn't stand it any more. I confess I was a bad, bad mom. I snooped in her backpack (and before you yell at me I 'fessed up later...) and there among the books and papers was a script with her name on it! Woo Hoo! She did it! When she came home we did the victory dance.

November 17th - 19th @ 7:30 P.M. Anybody wanna go?
Full Length

Cast: 5 men, 2 women: 7 total

One of the funniest plays ever written, this extraordinarily inventive, side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway. The action centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by a man he's never met but who saved his life in Vietnam—the visitor turning out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid "nerd" who outstays his welcome with a vengeance. "Shue delivers a neatly crafted package that uses some classic comic forms to bring the audience to its knees, laughing." —Milwaukee Journal. "…the audience almost never stops laughing—handkerchiefs wiping away tears of merriment…" —Variety. "…a spring tonic of side-bruising laughter…" —Milwaukee Tribune.

THE STORY: Now an aspiring young architect in Terre Haute, Indiana, Willum Cubbert has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you"—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd"—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on, his continued presence among Willum and his friends leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence—a dire development which, happily, is staved off by the surprising "twist" ending of the play.

1 comment:

Christine said...

This is good news! Tell her congrats!