So, yeah, this space has been silent for a few weeks. In truth, I was unsure what to write, because I was going through a health scare thing, so I just didn’t write anything…..
Fortunately, everything has turned out pretty much okay. Want too much medical info? Here ya go: The doctors discovered a tumor in my bladder. So, we had a month or so of worry about whether it was going to be cancerous and, even if it wasn’t cancerous, if the removal of it would necessitate the removal of my bladder. Fortunately, we got more or less the best news – it was removed without too much damage to the wall of my bladder, and it was not cancerous, although I now will have to get checked every 6 months for cancer cells there, because statistics show that a certain percentage of people who get this type of tumor do eventually develop bladder cancer. Still, with all of the other medical stuff I’ve had going on over the last few years, I’ll take the win! 🙂
Of course, following that, I was reminded by the doctors that because of my CVID, and all of the aforementioned medical adventures, that I should probably make sure I’m not taxing my “compromised” immune system. So, the “slow down” message was given again, and I need to listen to it. SO, some slowing down is in the works. More QFT* and less overlapping, back-to-back work projects, etc… All good news.
Other good news:
Ernie opened this week, and I got to spend the week doing brush-up rehearsals with the gang. Season 7 – it’s a fascinating thing, this “bring a play back for 7 seasons”, from a directing viewpoint. Finding things, 7 years later, that make us go “OH! This moment will be better if we XYZ instead of ABC! – Cool, let’s do it!” There are some serious lessons to be found in watching your own work replayed over years – I’m grateful for that. I’m also grateful for the super team of actors, stage managers and designers who work to keep the show fresh and engaging.
We are running Taking Shakespeare at Williamston Theatre, and it’s just wonderful. Funny, smart, thoughtful, and full of love and joy and hope! Great performances, terrific direction and designs – I just couldn’t be prouder to have it on our stage. This weekend and next weekend are the final performances, check it out if you haven’t! Click Here!
OH! I redid the layout of my website. I still need to update with a bunch of new show photos from my directing gigs, but let me know if you like the new look of the site.
Maybe the biggest good news of all: Maggie comes home in less that 2 weeks! Our world-traveling, Finnish exchange-studenting oldest kid finally returns. It’s been about 10 months since I got to hug her and squeeze her, and I can’t wait!
I hope good news is running through all of your worlds this month too.
*Quality Family Time