I’ve been s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g my brain lately by memorizing far more than my little mind has had to grasp in many, many years — because I’m learning lines for my part as Truvy in Steel Magnolias!
I’m definitely stepping outside my comfort zone by having such a big part in a play! The cast is great, and we’ve been having such fun. My good friend Angela plays M’Lynn, and she’s had us all in tears in the dramatic scene at the end — and that’s just in rehearsals! The girl who plays Annelle sounds exactly (exactly!) like the character in the movie, and I’ve known the girl playing Shelby for about six years now, so it’s really neat to see her in a “grown-up” play.
I’m spazzing out just a little, but I’m also really excited.
We decided to re-create a movie poster to put in the “coming attractions” case at the local theater where we’ll be performing. Ken, of course, is our very own photographer; I added the text to imitate the original poster.
Oh – have I mentioned how large my hair will be in this play? That’s reason enough to come see the play in itself! 😉
If you’re in the area (north of Atlanta) and you’d like to attend the play, email me and I’ll give you details on how you can get a ticket! I’d love to see you there!