With the major bulk of the play performances now over, I am starting to feel both a little sad and a little relieved. Sad because I know that a lot of the wonderful people that I am now surrounded with will move on to the next thing, as will I. Relieved because I am just a wee bit tired.
Now that I have been talking more to the crew, I am kind of wishing for just a little longer of a run. I always feel bad that I hardly ever get to learn about the crew people the way, I learn about the cast. Since we only have a 3 person crew, it’s a little easier, but because we were so focused on getting the show right and tightening up the shifts, there wasn’t much time to chat. As things come together, I have really enjoyed truly meeting Hugo, Rodrigo, and Hilda. Hilda was in the booth, while the boys worked the fly rail and move the sets.
At first, I was a little hesitant because they spoke in such rapid spanish with not only one another, but with other members of the cast, that I wouldn’t be able to keep up. However, I’ve picked up some stuff from them as well as a whole lot of laughs that I am grateful for. I still have to ask for A LOT of translation. Luckily, there are many people in the cast who take pity on me and help me out.