This summer I have attained a position at Reagle Players in Waltham. I am enjoying my time thus far, for the most part, well when we are actually working on things it is great!
We are short handed this show, compared to the many shows in the past, or so I am told. The most frustrating part is the lack of a schedule. As a scenic run crew member I am only required for an occasional sprint through massive changes. So with a lack of a specified schedule my life is at the beck and call of the director and the technical director. For the first 40 mins of the show I have nothing to do… Which is why I have decide to write another entry for you tonight. The technology of my iPad is very helpful in the circumstance.
The show we are putting up is none other than the classic Oklahoma!
Yeehaaaw. Except not really. The plot is almost non existent. It is a story told over and over again. It is e story a guy and gal who fall in love, but there is a villain of course who has eyes for this gal. There is comic relief from the stereotypical southerner with the dull and naive minded dialogue. The climax of the show is an auction. The protagonist and antagonist fight over a meal that is up for auction. They sell all their possessions just because they ant let the other win. Stupid…and you guested it with the help of the community the protagonist wins! Whoi would have thought he would win?!…..I did! Anyways the guy and gal get married, but you guessed it, it’s not over yet! Jud (antagonist) enters with a knife. They fight. They fall. Jud lands on his own knife! Will this ruin their wedding day? Will Curly got to jail on his wedding day? Nope. Yay happiness! And they sing OoohhhK Lahoma…
I do think that the music is pretty good however. The story is kind of flat though.
Well I am learning a lot about theatre and this a great experience even though some things a not exactly going perfect it has taught me about how important it is to have a good schedule and a good attitude about everything.