First, since it’s Ash Wednesday, I’ll start with a couple of fun things relating to that:
This made me laugh. (In a related note, THIS IS HERE ALSO.)
I made this on the fun iPad app Skitch, because, well, it also made me laugh!
Last night was first rehearsal for The Usual, at Williamston Theatre. This isn’t a great pic, but I forgot to take more! You can see, in the theatre seats, a couple of our Production Assistants (who will also appear as chorus in this show) – Carolyne and Brandon. Also Dana Brazil the choreographer, Alex our apprentice, and Chris Purchis (WT Managing Director.) Onstage left to right are Stef Din (Stage Manager) and the cast: Joe Zettelmaier, Emily Sutton-Smith and Leslie Hull.
I mentioned a while back that Max was building a trebuchet for Science Olympiad. His regional meet has come and gone, and today we did some modifications to the trebuchet, and he’ll start charting the distances and weights again! Here we are in the school gym experimenting this evening before dinner!
And, because it’s fun, here’s a video of the first test fire where, thanks to the improvements we made, it works even better than we predicted!
Darn, now that I’ve listened to the video, it’s hard to hear Max explain it. He says “Okay, this is a 2 kilogram counterweight and a 38 gram projectile on an awesomely modified trebuchet! 3-2-1 Launch!”
And another Wednesday has passed!