As You Like It Cast Party
2019-08-11, 10:07 p.m.
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Today was the As You Like It cast party, preceded by striking the set (which did not take that long because Jeff showed early and had it mostly done by the time the rest of it showed) and then waiting around for an hour because nobody had a key to the community center to remove the costumes. Eventually everyone pretty much gave up, bugged off and went to the party at 5 by the time someone got the key... Even I ran off with Jim at some point to check out the local market and have him pick up salad.
I did enjoy hearing stories of how Germaine got together with her husband Howard. “I was on a blind date. He wasn’t my date.” She’d been fixed up with some drunkass jerk military dude with a ridiculous name and someone fished Howard up to go rescue her from the jerk. Later she told stories about dealing with the military police and having them give her better directions rather than waving their hands around with no explanation, and then they’d do the same when Howard showed up in the same car.
Anyway, the party was fun. I hung out in one corner getting happily drunk on sangria for the first hour and then sobering up from the sangria for the last two. I hung out with Jim a lot until he left, basically. We have agreed to try to get together for lunch when we’re in the same location sometime :) At some point Scott texted me to say when he was arriving, which I thought was on the group text. I read it, thought, “okay,” checked the time, and then was all, “hey, where did (Blonde) Sarah and Shelly go? They went to Starbucks like an hour and a half ago.” So I proceeded to send a text asking if they’d fallen into a Starbucks black hole or something, and then he was all, “This is Scott, lol.” Oh, that was private? Whoops. I blame this on being fifteen minutes drunk.
Some folks have been asking us all if we’re going to audition for the next play, The Viewing Room. I have been saying no to this because I looked at the list and there’s only seven people in it (three women roles) and god knows I don’t get into ANYTHING if they’re picky, in my experience. This is why it’s worked out so well here, they have large casts and take about everyone! I think everyone around here loves me but if they have choices and a limited number of people, it wouldn’t be me, right? So I have been planning: no play for awhile, sigh and sadness there, okay, fine, that’s life.
Well. Turns out Jim was in it previously and he said “oh, there’s a hippie female character that reads tarot cards in it.” And I was all, FUCKING SOLD I AM GONNA AUDITION NOW Y’ALL to this. One older lady and two younger ones, I guess the other one is more straitlaced. (Though looking on the cast list, I only see two women so am confused on this bit. Did the other one not turn in a bio or something?)
So we established that Scott and Cameron and I are at least auditioning, and Jim most likely will, or at least he was asked if he’d do it again and he might after all. Cameron will go on Tuesday and since we may be up for same part/age/whatever, I think I’ll go Wednesday (also because Tuesday is karaoke night). We’ll see. It’d be nice if we all got in the same show again but that might be hard to do, and also hell, I’d soooooo pick Cameron over me or anyone! But would she play hippie like me? Uh, not so much :p So I guess we’ll see in a few weeks.
It’d be nice if we all got into the same show together (again), and well, awkward if some get in and some don’t. Sigh. I dunno. I guess we just take it as it comes in a few weeks and what’s meant to be will be. I keep thinking auditions are this week but it’s next week, darn it. I hate the time between plays (she says after being in a whopping two with ONE play break in her entire life....hi, I’m a hypocrite?).
Quotes from the party:
“I used to introduce Larry as ‘the best bottom I had ever seen.’” -Germaine
Talked to Scott briefly outside--we were last to leave an event again--but mostly about carpool and cameras.