Sunday, December 20, 2009

So close.

This past week has been quite the adventure. We had an exciting last Encore performance Thursday, including an injury during the load out. One of my cast fell between the truck and the poorly-conceived loading dock. 2.5 hours and 5 stitches later, we hit the road, and on Friday we modified some of the blocking.

We're nearing the end of our tour, and the end of our last weekend. It's been snowing since last night, so we aren't really going anywhere. The injured one called today to tell me his leg is healing well, and he's feeling a lot better.

Here are some more pictures from the past few weeks.

Chamber Tour 2009: Dec 6 to Dec 20

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Home Stretch

So, we're down to the last week of tour. Here's the schedule from now until the end of contract:

Tomorrow: Encore at SUNY Purchase
Thursday: Encore in New Bedford, MA
Friday: Eureka in Union City, NJ
Saturday & Sunday: Days Off in Boston
Monday: Eureka in Boston
Tuesday: Eureka in New Britain, CT
Wednesday: Eureka in Boston
Thursday: Fly to VA; have drinks at The Raven

In the meantime, I saw my old roommate Amanda on Sunday in DC, my friend Tammy in Jersey last night, and I'm going to see an old ESC friend Mimi tonight.

Here are the subtotals:
Encore: 21 down; 2 to go!
Eureka: 28 down; 4 to go!
Combined: 49 down; 6 to go!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

November Photos!

Here's some pictures from the past few weeks:

Chamber Tour 2009: Nov 2 to Dec 5

On The Road (Still)

Well, as I might have been able to predict, the tour got a bit busy and I didn't keep up the blogging as much as I'd hoped and planned.

To sum up, we performed the short story play for 4 weeks in October and then switched to the math play for the last week of October and up through Thanksgiving. The final three and a half weeks of tour are the short story play and the math play in rotating rep. Not only is each day a different city, but also a different play!

This evening finds us in Boston, MA. Again. At the Holiday Inn Express. Again. Since the Monday before Thanksgiving, the tour has been about 50% venues and hotels we've already been to, and the familiar faces and surroundings have been comforting amid the chaos of learning the new truck pack and finding storage for the set and props we're not using.

Yesterday we had a snow day in Springfield, MA which was so nice. We had the morning off as we waited until check-out to drive up to Concord, NH. The normally 2-hour drive took us about 3 hours plus stops, in the aftermath of the storm.

I've grown oddly accustomed to small injuries. I've dropped things (flats, platforms, pelican cases) on my fingers about once every two weeks. This morning it was one of the SR extensions which are pretty heavy. For once, my injured finger is swelling and turning color, and I'm oddly thankful for the visible signs of the pain I'm feeling.

I've also had a good time (though it has also been exhausting) getting in touch and visiting old friends along the way. Since tour began, I have seen 3 hometown friends, 7 college friends, 8 former co-workers, a former roommate, and 3 cousins. And that's not counting the 3 friends, 1 cousin, and 2 pairs of aunts & uncles I saw over TG.

One of my cohorts on tour wants to write a work of nonfiction based on our experiences over the past several months. I think it would make a good story...

I'll try to get more pictures up this weekend--sometimes the hotel interwebs are not very fast, but for now I need to sleep.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

More Photos

Chamber Tour 2009: Oct 26 to Nov 1

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009