Today the cast got together and did a read-thru of our play. And you know what?
It didn’t fall apart.
It didn’t stumble.
It didn’t stink.
Going in to today’s reading we felt pretty confident that the script is in good shape and is ready for actors to take it on, and afterward it seemed that was, in fact, where we stand. This is a relief.
After the reading we had a lively discussion of the story and the characters, with lots of questions and ponderings. That’s a good sign that everyone is interest in the show and project.
As one of the actors said when signing up for an audition slot, “I have great respect for your work, so I don’t expect this will be complete crap.”
He may have been right. Good thing I ended up casting him.