Saturday, February 15, 2014
I have never done anything like trying out for any kind of play, but after I messaged my friend about how lonely I always was she said I should come to the practices and see if I could do anything in the play. I wasn't thinking that I could actually be IN the play, but maybe help with something there. But they did need people for the crowd, so I was in there for that. They were doing tryouts for speaking parts and I actually thought of trying one, but one of the other women really wanted to do that and the others are experienced in those parts, so I didn't try out for that. Besides, I am too old for the part. Near the end of the evening they decided they needed to look for people in the crowd who question Peter. Those who went up first were those who also were doing the other parts and finally the lady in charge of those parts asked me to try. Now, I have never been able to read something and get anything but monotone out, so really didn't think I could do it, but I actually did pretty well. Don't know if I could get the part (it's just a one-liner) but it was fun trying out. The play runs for the week between Palm Sunday and Easter.
We have to figure out what our character would be in the crowd. That includes choosing our Biblical times name (I chose Esther, which is actually part of my name), our occupation, where we are from, why we are in Jerusalem, what our past is (with Jesus, I think, but I'm not understanding that the best) and what we think of Jesus. Not understanding all of that I just decided that something that actually happened to me would be the past -- I was healed from a serious illness. I will need help figuring out my character. It will be a busy couple of months and I hope I can make it through that without crying too much. Every time I go to the Passion Play I end up in tears.