Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Wheel Keeps on Turnin'

Life right now feels like a giant exercise wheel that just keeps on turning. Things pile up on the side, extra things, important things, things that I have to/want to deal with, but I have to keep moving my feet or this wheel will stop and everything will come crashing down.

I just got the most flattering message that a director I had auditioned for before, someone who had come very close to casting me, specifically asked if I would audition for the show he would be starting next month because he needs some "really good women." So nice to hear, and DH is willing to pick up the slack around here so I could do it (his show will be over by then). I thought about it a lot, but decided I just can't do it yet. Rehearsals wouldn't end until around 11 probably, which would mean between driving home and winding down I wouldn't be asleep until 12:00. I will begin watching the baby full time by the end of next March. Five kids, aged four and under. I don't think this is the time to jump back into the world of community theater. I feel this was a very mature decision. It would be so nice, but I think I just have to stick with what I'm doing right now, not try to add something else in to the mix.

Okay. Need to try to focus on some of those things on the side of the exercise wheel right now while the kids are quiet. Let's see how much I get done.

4 comments:

Mom Nancy said...

I would love to get involved in community theater, but perhaps I'm getting too old!

Hope things slow down for you!

Chaotic Mom said...

Hey, there. I think it's very cool that he thought of you! What a decision to make.

Rachel said...

Nancy -
You are seriously NEVER too old for theater. They need people of all ages for various parts. Look into it!!!

Karin -
I know, isn't it cool? Especially since I haven't done anything as far as he knows for over FOUR YEARS!!!

Elaine said...

I'm right there with you, Rachel... I'd love to be doing shows, but this just isn't the right season for that right now.

I bluffed and said I'd direct for the local children's theatre about 2 years ago (when I was pregnant with Alice), because they were desperate when another director backed out. They called my bluff, and I directed a show with a 6-month-old. It was AWFUL.

Learned my lesson. Won't do that again for a while.

I haven't been onstage in a show since September of 2000 (well, I pinch-hit for one of my actors who hurt his back in a show I directed in 2001, but I didn't INTEND to be onstage at that point, so I really don't count it, and I've introduced shows, but that's not the same). I miss it terribly. I'll get back to it eventually, but I have to say I'm NOT missing all the drama that goes on backstage in community theatre. LOL!