Well, not quite, but age is relative, in the grand cosmic scheme of things, and in my business we can be any age we want, though, frankly, I would not want to be 23 again.
But, it is my birthday today and I will be spending the bulk of it rehearsing, and the rest of the night trying to cram lines into a brain that is already revolting against the onslaught. It's a wonderful classic by one of the major American playwrights of the past century, and although we have cut it to appeal to modern audiences it is still long and there is a ton of dialogue. I happen to be in every scene, so it is quite an undertaking, and an exhausting one at that. This would be one of the only reasons I would want to revisit my 20s, to have the stamina of someone that age.
It seems that everything becomes more challenging as one ages. Lines become more difficult to retain and one's energy decreases, so a full day of rehearsal becomes very taxing. By the end of the day, all you want to do is rest, but you know you need to learn more lines, so you force yourself to try and memorize a few more pages. I sleep with my script by my side, in hopes that I will somehow learn by osmosis. So far, it hasn't helped.
Until we open in mid-June I will keep posting when I can, and visiting my blog buddies when time allows.
Meantime, back to my script, and I will blow out my imaginary candles on my imaginary cake.
Love to you all!