Next week we finally begin rehearsal’s for Ecstasy by Mike Leigh. I’m really excited to do this show, it’s one of those dream-projects that I didn’t think would happen. There’s a long story behind it, but basically three classmates from my classes with Terry Schreiber and I have been conspiring to do this production for over a year now. And now we are finally starting honest-to-goodness real-life rehearsals for our production that goes up in January. I’m playing a character I’m absolutely in love with. He’s sweet, he’s joyful, and he’s damaged. It’s a nice contrast to the “sterner” characters I often play.
I cannot stress enough how solid the cast is. They are very, very good and I hope we capture the same lightning in our production that we did in our “workshops.”
More details to come.