October 11, 2005

Tears and Diaper Pins

Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.
~Confucious

One Acts are over. Forever.

After having done 6 seasons, it’s a hard thing to let go. I know it’s just some short plays thrown together for a few laughs and an occasional Italian-directed drama, but it’s something that’s really become a part of me. I hadn’t really thought about it until closing night that this would be the last time I got to act on the Little Theatre stage.

Before my first show, I finally gave my cast their pins (I, unlike some, enjoy traditions even if they don’t make sense) and I started to tell them how proud I was and got significantly choked up. At this point I got a little panicked because I was afraid I might cry in the middle of “Wanda’s Visit,” not the desired reaction in a comedy. Luckily, the Saturday night audience was a dud, and the play came off kinda flat. So instead of being in a glass case of emotion, I simply shrugged “that kinda sucked.”

I did save myself a little moment in the theatre alone before we left for Eat ‘n Park, though. It was nice.

So now my life has returned to normal somewhat. Directing and acting was a mistake, but I’m still glad I did it. Now I’m only concerned with Major Barbara (LINES!!!) and I don’t have to spend 6 hours in Pew every night. Now I can start concentrating on classes and internship applications and such.

I’ve been given the option of directing one of the Acting&Directing shows, but I really have to save that time to work on the independent study I haven’t started. If only I’d known about this sooner, I could have done the show instead of my crappy film. I’ll probably do it anyway; I’m the theatre whore and it’s getting worse with this sudden onset nostalgia I’m experiencing in my last semester.

Comments on "Tears and Diaper Pins"

 

Blogger lvs said ... (1:08 PM) : 

I remember feeling that way as my semester barrelled toward its end... especially during Orchesis. It only gets worse, friend. It only gets worse.

(I agree with your sentiment about diaper pins... I always liked them, even though they don't make sense.)

 

Blogger kokanut said ... (4:24 PM) : 

Trey, I'm sorry you're sad about theater ending. I miss putting on costumes and running amuck on a stage, so live up the rest of the semester.

I'm not sorry for ripping on diaper pins via Monica's blog (I hate them), but you hardcore ripped on Mummy Musical (which I liked, even though it didn't make sense) so we're even.

SMILEY FACE HERE!!!!

 

Blogger monica said ... (5:41 PM) : 

So I was excited you finally posted again. It's always good to hear what's going on in people's lives/mind.

It was wonderful to learn that you though being in a one-act and was a mistake. If only I'd known, I could have saved myself a lot of harrassment from our peers and cast someone else. =)

And I stay strong about the diaper pins. You don't need to hide my identity with the word "some" Trey. Who else wrote an entire blog post about them?

All that being said, the theatre department won't be the same without you. Who knows, maybe you won't finish your movie and you'll stay another semester?

Whenever you leave, you'll be missed.

 

Blogger Trey said ... (11:39 PM) : 

So, after being greeted to Major Barbara rehearsal in a most interesting way, I realized that my post might have people up in arms about things.
Pins were not the subject of this post. What I will say about them is that I don't get them at all, and I even think they’re a little ridiculous. I don’t carry my pins on a keychain or anywhere near my person. They’re a stupid tradition, but what is a tradition if not a stupid one? Pins are a dying tradition at Grove City, and for me it’s a little piece of my theatre experience when I was an underclassmen that I find special and want to pass on. So love them, hate them, let me be sentimental.

 

Blogger Rain-Dawg said ... (12:01 AM) : 

I love you and your love of silly traditions Trey. You will be sorely missed even though I'm not even there anymore either. I will always sigh when I go to one-acts and there is no you involved. Good luck with Barbara and hopefully I'll see you before then!

 

Blogger thieves and beggars said ... (6:49 PM) : 

i can't believe people are letting the diaper pin tradition die.
the only thing dumber than a dumb tradition is letting it fester, scream for life, and then die at your feet.

its up to you to save the world. keep strong.

 

Blogger James said ... (8:26 PM) : 

i'm so jumping on this comment bandwagon.

 

Blogger kokanut said ... (11:38 PM) : 

is this blog war??? HAHA I LOVE IT!

 

Blogger Trey said ... (12:28 AM) : 

Wow, for a blog war, people really should have picked someone who updates...

 

Blogger James said ... (8:50 AM) : 

but who are we fighting?

 

Blogger Trey said ... (11:25 AM) : 

The Man, of course

 

Blogger lvs said ... (1:43 PM) : 

Tag. You're it.

 

Blogger Trey said ... (12:23 AM) : 

just one more for good luck.

 

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