I'm really lucky to have a husband who is understanding about the fact that I kiss other men (ON STAGE of course - read all about it on that link... one of the most visited pages here on my blog. Apparently there is a lot of interest in stage kissing out there on the web). This has become obvious this week as the guy cast to play opposite me in the show I am so excited about doing had to step down because his wife was uncomfortable with him kissing me on stage (should I take that as a compliment??)
But now we're searching high and low for a new guy. There's a high school senior who would love to play the part, but as professional as I try to be about the whole dealing with whoever is cast opposite me thing, I just cannot kiss a guy who literally goes to school with kids (yes, KIDS) I directly supervise in both paid and volunteer positions at my church. (and for some reason I just cannot stop singing "Koo koo ka choo Mrs. Robinson...")
And if we don't find someone I will have to step down. I have been calling and e-mailing every last person I can think of.
It just stinks. I have often thought it would be much easier to act if I were a man (way more parts, far less competition). It's ridiculous. This is a beautifully written, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. It's a great part. People should be lined up to compete for the role. And we're practically begging people to do it.
I'm stressed out. My heart is sick.
I need to get back on the phone.