The time has come.
After nearly four months of work 2nd ACT Community Theater takes to the stage for three nights of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” starting tonight.
I have a vested interest in this because I got roped into playing one of the lead roles.
After every run through I’m physically and mentally exhausted, and I know the role opposite of me is the same way.
This is a good thing, because it shows that a lot of hard work went into the play, plus it’s a roller coaster of emotions for the characters.
This translates to a great show for the audience.
Tickets are still available, in advance only at the Arts Center, or by calling 251-2496.
Tickets are $20 for Arts Center members and $20 for others — that includes a lasagna dinner. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with the show at 7 p.m at the Quality Inn & Suites.
Plus there’s a cash bar, so patrons of the arts can get a little loosened up before watching me on stage. I recommend this course of action.
Last night we had a full dress rehearsal with some quests in the audience and they laughed at our shenanigans — this is good.
I’ve interviewed many important people during my short time as a news reporter — but nothing nearly as nerve wracking as taking to the stage to entertain as a newcomer, joining a talented group of actors.
I hope to see you all there.