Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Times: Youth Culture

These are "The Times"

Elia Kazan said that 90% of directing is casting. Maybe John Huston said it. Who knows? The point is, it is true. By the same turn, it can be said that 90% of producing is choosing the right director. By this turn, there is an 180% chance of Times being a very good show, indeed.

Last night I attended my second rehearsal for this Big Box production, and as scheduled it was a rehearsal of the second act ("The Times") and not the first ("Centennial"). As much as I am looking forward to seeing all of the great work I have been hearing about from that act, the great thing about last night was seeing how far the four main central characters have come in only one week.

Tonight we resume rehearsals for Double Heart, and I will not have another opportunity to attend rehearsal until Valentine's Day.  Yesterday, Eric posted on Facebook that it is a month before The Times opens. A month? Bags of time!

The great thing about writing plays that feature young characters (Times, Double Heart) is that you get to work with young performers. The great thing about being surrounded by young performers, if that you can fool yourself into thinking you are also young.

 Your eyes, they make me INSANE.

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