Regardless of your adoration of incorrect grammar, let me quickly finish off the story. The theatre we were attending oversold tickets by nearly 200%, which means the place was totally mobbed. I’d like to add at this point that Penn students are incredibly unnattractive, in general. As i looked around in the mob, i couldn’t find a single girl who i’d swoon for (or a single guy that’d cause me to question my sexuality :). Luckily, once inside the theatre i did wind up with Ariel’s friend Elise in what had to be the most attractive row of Penn students in the entire place. And the gods rejoiced!
So, last night on the way home from the recording studio i randomly ran into Ariel as he was walking to his campus from the train station. Ariel is a great friend of mine who just happens to go to the snooty ivy-leauge university that’s situated across the street from here. I began walking with him, and he reminded me that i had promised to see a show he designed the set for, and that it was closing night. I immediately felt pretty shitty about this, because Ariel comes to see every show i’m involved with at Drexel, but I didn’t give him a firm answer about it until he reminded me that a certain female friend of his might be attending, and that i could hang out with her after the show while he took down the set. Don’t you love run-on sentences?
Yeah, so, today was the huge tech-day for the mainstage play, and i attended despite having told off various members of my theatre community over the course of the week that i wasn’t even vaguely interested in theatre. Yep, i love the scent of bridges burning. Anyhow, i got there a bit late and the first person who commented about it was told to “kiss my ass,” which pretty much set the tone for the day. However it was fun, and i got to hang out with tons of people who i haven’t seen at all recently since i’ve been totally out of the loop. And, yes, i got to flirt a bunch. I’m getting better at it. And, the “boy-friend” is totally non-existent. Never even occurred. And we painted each other a bunch…
Last night i basically told one of my directors down at the theatre that i despise production work and acting bores me. Of course, that’s all true, but i didn’t really need to be so blunt. I am so unattracted to working in theatre that i’ve began to wonder why i did it in the first place… of course, i know: in high school theatre was the only extracurricular activity that i had any semblance of seniority in. Despite putting hard work in on every other group, i either was never offered leadership or never wanted it. in college, the roles have been reversed; i have to scrap and fight for small roles in theatre, but i can go to any other activity and quickly make a name for myself with dedication and hard work. When i can be an active and valued member in the Triangle as well as my fraternity in six short weeks, it’s no wonder why i’m still not too enthused about the theatre after a whole year.
home. didn’t get a role, but not too bothered. madonna’s new album is better than radiohead’s. ha!
I won’t know if i got a callback for our Tom Stoppard plays until i get back to campus from work, so when i next talk to y’all i’ll either be free of obligation for the rest of the term or saddled with a fun role in our Fall show. Dunno which i’d prefer….