BAYTOWN LITTLE THEATER
Mame closed on December 14. Theresa Moore, who played Mame Dennis, was superb in the role.
Kim directed the play and I was his assistant, costumer, props mistress, and anything else that needed to be done. Whew! were we ever tired when it all ended. We were very pleased with the outcome, but getting there was as difficult a task as we have ever had to undertake.
First of all, the play had to follow another musical and a hurricane. Two things that seemed to effect the participation of actors, set construction, crew members and musicians. This was not a good time for a play and many people were tired and dealing with not only the approaching holiday season, but the general fatigue following the hurricane. But, we muddled through and turned out a satisfactory play.
The Monday after Mame closed, Kim held auditions with the students from school for a play he will be directing at Deer Park High School. He just goes from one to another. He just can’t take too long off or he goes stir-crazy. So here it is the day before New Year’s Eve and one of the first days that he doesn’t have to do anything, and he has called a rehearsal. He just can’t sit still.
Well, here we go again. Fortunately, I can sit this one out and just go to the performances. We had our anniversary on December 21, 2008 and celebrated 34 years of marriage. That translates to 34 years of plays and a lot of theatrics along the way. I guess there is no turning back now.