The title seems vaguely familiar so, I added to it. The next week will be exciting, nerve wracking, late, but overall great fun. The week leading up to the performance. The cast and crew got a taste of that this evening when the elaborate effects were added for the first time. There are many light cues and sound effects throughout the play. It took a bit of time to get them all set up so we got started with the rehearsal a bit later than usual which was fine with all involved. We would have to do it eventually anyway. It gave those of us on stage a chance to reminisce about some of the worst movies ever made. Bo Derek in the blockbuster movie Tarzan the Ape Man was tossed out. Honestly, I have never seen that version of the legend. Some mentioned that Ms. Derek’s role in the feature 10 was better since her role was nothing more than running along the beach. Has anyone seen the (I imagine) horror classic, Basket Case? Me, neither. Finally, we did get to the Ed Wood classic Plan 9 From Outer Space which I have seen and I agree with most critics in saying that IT IS the worst movie ever made. However, I still think it is hard to beat the original holiday classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.
Finally, about a half-hour late, we did get through the show with only minor trouble. However, with still a few rehearsals left, I’m sure it will be all good. At least we did not wait until Sunday to put it all together. The rain outside also added a new dimension of intrigue.
I just learned that if you are interested in attending a performance (October 9-11), you may now make reservations on-line through the following link
Ah, the excitement is building!