Wednesday, April 4, 2007
That strange Tuesday feeling...
Last night was the first show of another 8 show week, and for some
reason I felt weird. This isn't the first Tuesday that I've felt this
Last week, I had this strange feeling that I had
forgotten something. Mild paranoia set in, and thus I did a quick body
check to make sure that I had all my accoutrements: underpinnings,
garters for my stockings, microphone, costumes, my wig and my hat...
well, everything seemed in place, but I still felt weird, so I went
through the lyrics of my track to make sure I still had everything in
my head. The show came and went, and it was fine.
So, on to this
week. No, I didn't have that "I forgot something" feeling, but rather a
disconnect from my job. Just before curtain call, I asked a couple of
other actors if they felt as strange as I did, and they said yes, that
it was hard to start up on Tuesday after a day off, but that things get
revved up and going by Wednesday night. At the end of the evening, I
stood in front of my mirror in my normal clothes ready to head home,
and asked myself, "did I just do the show? I kind of don't feel like I
did." I guess it can best be described as having an out of body
I was never really aware of this before, but there
you go. Perhaps it's just one of those things. So, what will next