Sunday, April 17, 2005

The thespian in me.....

With all the excitement over learning how to post pictures I almost forgot to write about the main thing that has been occupying me for the last month. Last year I was persuaded to tread the boards at Merkaz Hamagshimim's Centre Stage Theatre in a production of Romeo and Juliet - I had fun but didn't intend to do another show and initially resisted when approached this year to do As you like it.

In the end I gave in and am thoroughly glad that I did so. Playing two very different parts within an excellent cast and to excellent audiences, I had a real blast. An excellent review of it can be found on Mike's blog. The reference to a change of character in full sight was me.

I have never considered myself to be a stage person - I used to be painfully shy and wouldn't have considered putting myself out there. Since having made the commitment however, I have quickly learned to enjoy the triple adrenaline rush of going out under the lights, really nailing a scene and being applauded at the end of the night. I have made friends with people with whom I otherwise have little in common and have finally got my head round the Shakespeare that I avoided like the plague at school.

I debated whether to post before or during the show but decided against, so as to give myself more of a chance of maintaining my semi-anonymity on the blog. There will be a next show however and I have decided that I will be a little more open at that point.

Gilly

4 comments:

treppenwitz said...

And here I thought one had to be a woman in order to be a thespian! Good for you!!!

tafka PP said...

And I was so careful not to blow your cover when you recommended your own show a few posts back!

Job well done and show well done, sir.

Yael K said...

Good for you! It takes a lotta nerve to get up on a stage and a lot of talent to get there (and get asked back, no less). You go boy!

Esther said...

I love Shakespeare, and As You Like It is one of my favorites! Have a blast, fellow thespian!