The characters are starting to take over! I found myself talking like Cherry off
stage at today's rehearsal. It's amazing how much a play can resonate with you.
So much of the journeys our characters take are echoed in our own lives. I think
for those of us who love acting it is the chance to be a kid, to use our imagination
and to play in this fantasy world that attracts us and in most cases allow us to
explore ourselves too. A character like Cherry lets me really play with the mind
of someone who has no societal barriers. And it's fun.
Our Director has been encouraging this sense of fun by reminding us of our craft.
We have been enjoying an in depth exploration of our dialogue and played with
the rhythms of the text in new ways including a romp in each other's shoes. I
had not considered the intensity required to maintain Henry's focus in his silent
world and enjoyed my short time experiencing his desire to leave. Luckily for us,
his desire to stay rules out!
Cherry has recently acquired a new handbag that you might like to keep an eye
out for... it's red... you can't miss it. And don't forget to bring fairy cakes!
To describe our 'Cosi' rehearsals as therapeutic would be an understatement. I
look forward to an audience coming along for the ride... we're going to fix you up
a real treat!
It's Cherry not Cheery!! :o)