20 April 2008

small world Sunday and other stuff

I stayed up way too late last night, afterall, having had some coffee to keep me awake for my drive home...I couldn't sleep until 3am. No bueno.

So this morning, before getting ready for church, I dragged my tired ass outta bed at 8 and went for a walk & coffee (it was pretty this morning!). No one - I mean NO one - is out that early on a Sunday morning here in SF. On my way back home, I ran into R at the intersection near my house - totally random. I didn't even know he was back in SF...and out on an early Sunday morning way on the other side of town from where he (now) lives. So that was fun, though, to see him.

After church (well, okay, Rona & I ducked out a little early to get (more) coffee) I ran into someone else I knew when I was headed back to my car. It was a performer friend I hadn't seen in several months, so that was fun to randomly see her. I then headed to SFO to pick up Sibling & S.
Our show over the weekend was in Antioch - which, well, it's about an hour-and-a-half into the East Bay from here. And it could not be more different from SF. Suburbia to the max, man. I mean, having grown up in Suburbia...well, I guess I can't really say too much. However, having lived in a really urban area for the last several years - it was like stepping into another planet for a while.

They have a really beautifully renovated theater - kinda art-deco style, which has signatures on the walls from everyone who's ever performed there - some of them dating back to the late 1930s! But the best part was the location: in the historic downtown city center, which only stretches for a few blocks. The theater shared a street with a really good Mexican restaurant (necessita hablar espagnol), an Armory and a dance studio. Talk about eclectic.

So - if you're ever in the mood to purchase a gun after ballet class and before some tasty carnitas . . . boy do I know the town for you!

The opening show went well; the audience was appreciative & pretty attentive (for a 2pm matinee made up of mostly the silver-haired crowd). All of us performing had a great time, I'll tell you that. Once all of the male castmembers got used to having to watch their step around us women - we all have ridiculously long trains on our dresses - everything went smoothly.
And - I am happy to say - this go around I don't have to play an old woman! No old-age make-up for me this time . . . I get to be pretty and young! And wear an amazingly beautiful dress. I will have to take a picture of it...it's gorgeous....red with black lace and a crazy corset (which - I'm getting used to singing in, I have to admit), all topped off with an auburn wig. I'm totally diggin' it.

(This pretty youthfulness won't last long though - this summer I get to play a mean old lady all done up kabuki style! Looking foward to that!)


Wyldth1ng said...

A picture or two would be nice, to go with the mental image.

Mezzo SF said...

I'll try to get a pic at our next performance this week...

math jedi said...

I think I know the theater of which you speak... well I remember the outside of it. I don't think the renovation was done when I lived there.