We had two great shows today. The show in the afternoon was good, the audience
was dead. Oh well, that was expected. The audience this evening was great and
the show really took off. I was very happy with it.
Our ACTF respondent was
involved in BYU's theatre department. Knowing this, we should have all realized
that he would have issues with much of the production. His comments regarding
the production really bothered me for a few hours this evening. They don't
bother me nearly as much now that I've put it in perspective. The point of this
was to learn about directing by learning. There is no other way to learn the
art than by jumping in and making mistakes and taking risks. If one easily
disturbed audience member expresses his opinion, why should I give it any more
importance than others? On one hand, I appreciate being told something other
than the show was "good". I can't learn a thing about my work hearing nothing
other than it was an enjoyable experience. Oh well.
We have one more performance tomorrow night. Then strike. Then the cast party. Then Threepenny is done. I've had fun... time flies.