Wednesday, October 15, 2008

secret identity

There's a high school sophomore playing a servant in the show I'm doing. She reminds me a bit of myself at that age - putting myself out there and auditioning for shows and doing whatever I could. I remember how much I loved when the adults in the show would talk to me and include me, and I've been careful to always say hello to her and chat with her from time to time. The other day she was telling me about this great summer Shakespeare program she attended in Oxford (yes, England. She's 16. And yes, I was jealous) and how she played Helena. We began comparing Helena notes and another guy who was talking with us looked at me and said "You Painted Maypole."

I raised my eyebrow, smiled, and said "Yes, I am Painted Maypole."

15 comments:

Sober Briquette said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing that moment with us, except I want to know what happened next!

painted maypole said...

we just kept talking about Shakespeare. no one had any idea I was speaking of something any different. ;)

No Mother Earth said...

Awesome.

Kyla said...

What a moment!

Mad said...

Oh too cool.

Last year I dressed up as the Mad Hatter for Halloween. It was fun having people guess left, right and centre that I was indeed The Mad Hatter.

Ha. It's all so 007-y.

Louise said...

Funny story. Don't you love having a secret!

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is so cool, how did you keep from giggling? Oh wait, you're a professional.

susiej said...

I love that you include her, and cater to that fire that is within her. Can I be in High School again, and have you be my friend?

So suave you are... Painted Maypole and your little secret.

ewe are here said...

May he never google it... ;-)

Furrow said...

That's a great story. I would have turned beet red, but like someone else said, you are a professional.

Bon said...

'kay, i thought at first he knew your blog! you'd never believe i have a degree in English dramatic lit.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I, too, hope he googles it. :) Now THAT is a full circle moment.

womaninawindow said...

See! You're already a celebrity!

Weird/neat when young people rise to the top and excert their talent so readily but yet so young. It's when they start surpassing us that it gets even stranger. But good. Just strange.

Kathryn said...

Awesome. :)

alejna said...

This makes me wish I had a cool pseudonym. There's no mystery about me.

I loved this little anecdote. (Somehow I missed it when you published it...)