Saturday, December 22, 2007


I haven't blogged much about my current run on stage, because, frankly, it hasn't been all that interesting. I'm enjoying doing it, and the people in the show have been just lovely to me, welcoming me into the fold at the last minute and being very positive and supportive. I've enjoyed their company, and look forward to working with many of them again. There have been fun bouts of laughter and moments of frustration, of course, but they are small things, really, and don't translate well out of the dark and hush of the backstage. When we raise our mugs at the end of the last song tomorrow, for our final performance, I will be ready to walk away. Other than the initial jumping in, the part isn't particularly challenging or interesting. I'm a bit part in what is essentially a one man show with a huge supporting cast. And that's OK. We all come together to tell the story, and the story is not about me.

Someone said to me, when I told them I was doing this show, "How nice to be a part of so many people's Christmas tradition." Indeed it was. It is a privilege to be able to tell a story, and to work creatively with other people to do it.

by the way, I'm in the big yellow skirt just right of Scrooge.


Monday's Mission is nearly upon. Write a post in the form of a Holiday Letter. Funny or serious, imagined or real, write your post and come back and leave a link here. I'll have mine up Sunday night. I've already begun writing it! :)


nomotherearth said...

I knew who you were before you said it. Were you young Scrooge's love interest??

Badness Jones said...

Hmmm....I haven't joined in a Monday Mission yet, but that one sounds like I could do it...if I can find time between cleaning the house, baking pies, and wrapping presents...!

Amy Y said...

You look fantastic, as usual, and I think it's very cool to be a part of someone's family tradition!!!

jen said...

i would so love to see one of your shows some day, sister.

Kyla said...

Merry Christmas, PM. I wish I could have seen your performance.

Julie Pippert said...

That's so cool. Merry Christmas to you!

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Jozet at Halushki said...

Merry Christmas! And it IS lovely that you are part of so many other people's holiday tradition.

And I'm going to try a Christmas letter. I think I actually have something heart-warming and not just ha-ha to write. We'll see.

Maddy said...

I think you're very brave, I think I'd die of stage fright.
Best wishes

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Family Adventure said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it - love the picture :)


stuwk said...

Wow. Acting and on stage. My hat is off (said the chicken sitting in the corner)

Oh and Merry Christmas. I can't see myself writing any online letters as I didn't even send real one ;-) Yes I'm aware of my inadequatecy . I'm okay with it!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Painted Maypole. I will try tomorrow to write my letter -- it will be a crazy zoo here -- I will try, but if I don't, MERRRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Just Seeking said...

Okay, you lost me!
Merry Christmas!

Jen M. said...

Merry Christmas!!!!!! I'm so glad I found you and your wonderful blog!