A New Old Look


In preparation for what I hope is my next stage performance, I was informed that the role had to have a full beard…. the “handsome” part?  Well… the say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  More than a few summers ago, I was cast as Motel in Fiddler on the Roof.  Of course, the tailor had to grow facial hair as well.  Nothing new, it will just be a bit warm under there once again.  Of course, a Holmes play requires the cast to have English accents, or no go.  It would be very odd having a cast with American accents.  Maybe I could give a Liswathistani interpretation of the character.  A non-Jewish Fiddler would be strange for that matter.

Today, my mother had had enough.  I previously had an electric trimmer but after 8-10 years, it seemed to have died out.  So, she took me to the beauty shop to help it along.  She was worried that she would make a booboo, but I thought there is plenty of time to grow it back.  I think it only took a little over a month for the beard to develop on my last attempt; it has only been about a month since I started this one. I started the day after Miracles wrapped.  Nothing like preparing for future parts. Plus, I got a hair cut, such as it is. 😉  The script says nothing about a full head of hair. 😀

3 thoughts on “A New Old Look”

  1. They do come in quite useful. Only a lot of times it takes weeks after you notice you need one before you get one. But… yes they are gratis!

  2. Ah yes, beards. I had to have a beard several times when doing church drama in the past, to play one of the Jews of Christ’s time. It was around one of those times that I tried out once for Oliver! with said beard and received the role of the bearded adult male lead. Who knows what might have happened had I auditioned beardless?

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