Wednesday, September 17, 2008

All in the timing

When I auditioned last weekend, both directors told me when they would be calling about casting - one said Saturday night, the other said Sunday night or Monday. So when I went to bed on Monday and no one had called, I was writing those auditions off (and doubting myself. Had they really gone that poorly? Does my new headshot suck that much?). Tuesday morning I found an e-mail offering me a part in the Strindberg play. I accepted.

My husband, despite his fear and downright loathing of all things Strindberg, was supportive, and scaled back on his scathing Strindberg critiques.

Then, later that afternoon, the call came from the Halloween spoof show. The one all about (one of my hubby's favorite things) vampires. They apologized for taking so long to get back to me, but said they had some problem figuring out the men in the show, and then had to work the women around the men, and offered me a nice part.

I thanked them, and told them I had just that morning committed myself to another show. Graciously they said they hoped I would audition again. And I will.

Carefully, I told my husband. And, to his credit, he sighed and said I did the right thing by not going back on my other commitment.

I would have enjoyed either show, in much different ways, of course. I'm looking forward to diving into a meaty text and doing some serious drama, which I haven't done in a while. But the Big Guy is stoically lamenting his poor luck. The difference of a couple of hours, and he could have seen his wife in a funny vampire play. Instead, he will have to suffer through some Strindberg.

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Just a few minutes ago The Big Guy got in a car on his way to Texas. He'll be staying outside of Houston, and meeting with pastors in that area about how to move forward and serve their congregations and communities after Ike. He did so much here after Katrina, and now is heading there to help encourage them and get them on their feet.

As if Strindberg weren't depressing enough.

19 comments:

Sober Briquette said...

Sounds to me like it's all in the commitment, for both of you.

Steadiness is a priceless trait.

the dragonfly said...

Congratulations on both parts, even though you could only take one..

imbeingheldhostage said...

Congrats Maypole!! That's a terrific confidence booster to get both :-)

Safe travel to your Husband!

Sarcasta-Mom said...

What a nice little ego stroke to get offered both parts in the end :) Good for you for choosing the more demanding role.

Karen said...

mmm. I share your man's sentiments. Funny vampire & painted maypole would have been a nice what if...
congratulations all around & of course, God's speed & strength to your man & all going in the cause of serving our neighbors in Texas.

Aunt Becky said...

When it rains, it pours. With good and bad news, I suppose. Congrats on the two parts, PM!

flutter said...

congrats babe!

Louise said...

Congratulations! No more self-doubt, huh?

Happy that you are happy with either choice.

jen said...

i love that you pursue this - that this is how you live your life.

JCK said...

I, myself, have a soft spot for Strindberg. And for men who go rescue and help people. Congrats on having both in your life!

Christine said...

congratulations!

and i think your husband is wonderful for helping out with the ike aftermath. you guys are amazing.

susiej said...

That is awesome.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Congrats on both roles and congrats to your DH for being BOTH supportive and a champ in terms of seeing to people's needs.

Stringberg is, indeed, depressing, but so challenging. I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience.

nomotherearth said...

Awesome news! It's nice to be wanted by both, though, no?

E said...

Okay, so you would have likely been a pretty sexy vampiress, but everything happens for a reason.
Congrats. And you have honor besides which will serve you better than the sharp teeth would have anyway...

MamaGeek said...

Congratulations on both PM! What a compliment!

wheelsonthebus said...

COngratulations. I, for one, would prefer to see the one you are in.

Alex Elliot said...

Congratulations on being offered two parts! That's nice that you got to pick. I agree with not going back on the commitment.

womaninawindow said...

You're a hot acting mama in demand. Sweet!

Your husband sounds wonderful, stepping up when there are those who need him. Wonderful.