On Saturday, Chris and I were priviledged to go out on a date. My parents helped us out by making it possible for us to get a baby-sitter and to go to a community theatre play. We drove to Finlayson, MN to East Central School (elementary, middle, and high school are all in the same building). As we were walking in, Chris asked, “What play are we seeing?” To which I answered, “Annie, Get you Gun.” So I wasn’t very good at communicating every detail with him (OKAY, any detail!).
2 minutes before the curtain call, Chris and I walked into the theatre and were directed to our seats. We were in Row G, seats 14 and 15. Yep, that’s right. DIRECTLY in the middle of the row and of course every other seat (except ours) was filled, so we had to shuffle our way past 15 other audience members. Oh, brother.
Anyway, we sat , we said hello to as many members of my family as we could, and the lights went down.
Then, I got nervous.
We were there to watch my mom and dad. My mom was part of the chorus (and she had a teeny tiny little speaking part–she said one word) and my dad, my dad…..my DAD was one of the main characters! Everytime my mom had to dance, I was nervous. Every time my dad had a line to say, I was nervous! I can’t imagine what it will be like when my kids are in plays. I am going to be a wreck!
But they were so good! I was so proud of them. My mom was in the front for the opening number, so everyone could see how she was dancing. She was great! (they wouldn’t have put her there if she couldn’t do it!) And she was engaging to the audience. She didn’t just stare blankly out into the dark like many of the other cast members did.