Yeomen, yet again

Practice until eight thirty last night. Keturah wasn’t there, so I ended up talking to Kendra the whole time. Worked out nicely. Scott spent all the time he wasn’t on stage sitting under the stairs…it was pretty funny.
Jane and I need to learn to cross ourselves…being protestants, we don’t often do that. :P In the scene where Fairfax/Meryl is to be beheaded, we all come to watch the grisly affair, and it’s very grim. Basically, we have to take turns praying, crying, hugging, things like that. It’s a lot of fun.
One thing I’ve realized about The Yeomen of the Guard is that it’s completely serious. There’s little humor. This is the only G&S that was written this way. The emotions we have to portray are more real, less melodrama. But the chorus doesn’t seem to do much. It’s more fun, in a way, because since we’re townspeople, we have to come up with characters. For instance, Nathan will be selling apples in a little cart. Kendra, me, Jane, Noelle, and maybe a few others are maids in the Lieutenant’s household. Keturah and Alisha are daughters of his. Steve and Becca are an item (I say that because I’m not sure if they’re supposed to be just married or courting. :P ).
Luke, Kayla, and Bethany are the children in one family, Matt is in another along with Sarah Beth and a few others. I know most of you don’t know any of these people, so I’m not sure why I’m giving names.
Anyway, banquet tonight, so I can’t make practice. Nor can I go on Saturday. And likely not on Monday. Not good. But we’ll see…
Sonja, the wraps and shawls you sent over are very pretty…the one your mom sent is so nice, I’m afraid to touch it! :P

2 Comments

  1. Sonja Said,

    May 27, 2005 @ 5:48 pm

    Have fun at the banquet and tell me all about it!!!!!!

  2. Krissy Said,

    May 29, 2005 @ 12:54 pm

    Wow, I never heard of a G&S that was serious…sounds odd. =P
    Yay! You’re coming over tonight! *dances*

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