Went to take some pictures of the designer run last night and of course the batteries had run out on the digital camera. Must learn to start carrying back-up batteries. Some body remember to tell me that please.
The run went very well and with very few hickups. Apparently the big news of the day was a rather Matrixy looking piece of stage combat executed by Patrick Bussink during the stunning five way battle scene that brings Act I to a close. A fight that goes up over and through the epic worthy set. I did not see said move but it has been described as slick. Patrick ducked a sword swipe and bent over backwards reached his hands behind him and pushed off a wall. Of course this was done totally by accident and Patrick could have been killed but those who saw it just wouldn't shut-up about how cool it was.
There were some genuine laughs at the funny moments from the designers as well as some tender moments to make the play live up to its romantic-comedy status.
Cam Magee is back to help us all make sense of the verse. There she was sitting in the front row counting beats off on her fingers. Yes, Cam I see things.
This weekend we will be rehearsing more and finely honing our swords and our selves. Rememeber folks two more weeks and we are open. If you want to start planning now, Pay-What-You-Can Previews for Fair Ladies at Game of Poem Cards are January 18, 19 and 20 at 8pm. Remember no reservations are taken for previews it is first come first get a seat at these affairs. Tickets for the rest of the run can be ordered on-line at Box Office Tickets or call 1-800-494-TIXS.
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bussink is such a stud!
They don't call him Bad-Ass Bussink for nothing. I think he has a whole cache of moves that he learned in his Asian sojourns. He just hasn't revealed them all. Yet.
Well done, grasshopper.
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