Saturday, January 14, 2006

Doors and sardines


Spent a good part of today running around town putting up audition posters for the next play. Working with a shoestring budget isn't as much fun as it sounds. Good exercise, though. I felt well excused from a visit to the gym today.

And the play? Hilarious! I laugh out loud just reading the script. There was a good movie made of it in the early 90's. Well worth renting, especially if you've ever been on or back stage. And you'll never look at sardines the same way again...

7 Comments:

Blogger Anna said...

Sardines? No....badgers!!!!!!! :)

January 14, 2006 at 9:24 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Sadly, no. No badgers, wombats, bats, rats, cats, bandicoots... or rabbits. Playwrights. There's no tellin' 'em anything...

Lots o' laffs, tho'. Well worth finding...

January 14, 2006 at 9:37 p.m.  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Well, I looked it up, and it's got a helluva cast (I base that on the fact that I've heard of the first nine actors listed in the credits).

I'm kind of surprised I've never heard of it. It seems like a smart, funny film

I shall check it out.

January 15, 2006 at 10:07 a.m.  
Anonymous TC said...

Yeah, saw the film - a good classic farce. Definitely no badgers!

January 15, 2006 at 12:17 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

Ooh, fantastic play. Michael Frayn is a genius and one of my very favourite playwrights. I directed his play Clouds a few years back. Good luck with the production.

January 15, 2006 at 7:54 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Seen that movie. Laughted a lot! Must be very hard to play this!!! And to find the right actors...Admiration!!!!

January 16, 2006 at 1:49 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Mr. F. - Oddly, it's not that well known. I'm not sure if someone who's never been on or back stage would find it as funny, but I sure laughed. I still laugh out loud when I read the script.

tc - There's probably Badger brand sardines somewhere...

Alan - Ta, love!

mp - It's going to be interesting to rehearse. Almost the whole of Act II has two sets of action going on simaltaneously. Gulp!

January 16, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.  

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