On 5th December I’ll be opening in LanternLight’s adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I auditioned to play Scrooge, but my friend Seth also auditioned, and he always gets the parts I want - at any rate, he did once, when we were both up for Prospero, and he did it again this time.
Never mind; I’m looking forward to playing Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley (who’s dead), and a couple of other roles into the bargain.
Tomorrow we start rehearsals, so I should by now have been some way into learning my lines. Trouble is, I’ve been busy trying to finish the second draft of Little Things That Keep Us Together; I know I won’t be able to devote any time at all to writing once I’m into rehearsal, so it was important to get that done. Now it is, though, so that’s grinworthy.
Robert Cohen – a man in showbiz so stepp’d in that, should he wade no more, to go back were as tedious as go o’er. These are among his musings.