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I never quite understand how early summer is the busiest time for the theatre community. You'd think we were used to planning things and running shows since we do it all year long but wow!

I'm working Jerry's memorial next week, so that has involved a flurry of emails every day, plus getting things sorted and organized for Summer Conservatory. Thank god for userinfokornopolous, he's been coming in to stuff and seal envelopes for a week which frees me up to do things like answer the phone and swear at the fax machine. Next week, I am going to roof-test that fax and sell tickets as a fund raiser, I swear.

The tour is almost at an end. The big thing right now is trying to figure out how to get 10 people There and Back Again using a van that seats 2 and a minivan that seats 7.

This week I saw Hitchhikers, like everyone else. I remember pieces of the books, but I am one of those geeks who only read them, heard the radio show and watched the TV series once, so I don't have strong memories of Exactly how the story is supposed to go. I enjoyed the movie. The opening credits alone were worth Mark's $9.50.

We saw Stage Beauty, thanks to Netflix. I think that might be the best film I've seen in a long time. It's really an actors' movie - it even made me want to get up there and act again. I loved some of the little touches, like a million-gillion pop-eyed little King Charles Spaniels running all over the Palace.

Oh yes, one more bit of work-related news;

I am insane.

My boss called me last night with one of those "Jaaaaaanet" voices....
Boss: "What are you doing this summer?"
<userinfoghost_light: Ummm...working for ATY...
Boss: Are you going to be working hard?
userinfoghost_light: (should have said "since you're asking..")
Boss: Because I have 3 people who want to offer you a night-job.

Yep, I have been sucked into the 4th Ave. Tourist show. I'm going to be their sweet little techie from 8-9:45 5 or 6 nights a week all summer long. There's even a rumour I'll be paid by the show. I figure that might help pay off some things and get me some WHAM for New York

That's about the news, the weather looks shitty.



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May. 4th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
You're going to New York?
May. 4th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
In September - I've never been and Mark hasn't been since he was a pup.
May. 4th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen Hitchhikers yet, but I'm dying to. I DID see Stage Beauty and just loved it. I saw it at Blockbastard and thought, Billy Crudup as a cross dresser? You're kidding right? This I've got to see.

Not only is it an actor's movie (I'm not one, but since I know YOU, I can usually see their p.o.v.), its also a historian's movie. And actually my favorite part is what it says about sexual identity. What is feminine? What is masculine? How do you define those? And in the end, it was not a question of whether it should be a man or a woman as Desdemona, it was that it should be acted as reality, not as some posed scene with animated set dressing.

My other new favorite is the Grudge. Did you see that?
May. 5th, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen that one yet, but I loved Ring and Ringu enough to search out Ringu 0 and read the original novel which is a total, marvelous brain-fuck. I was hoping to find the original of the Grudge first, but I may just Netflix the remake anyway.
May. 5th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
I've never seen the original, but weirdly enough, its the same director. Most of the filming in the remake is in Japan. I'd like to see the original to compare, but I loved how the Americans in the remake looked so out of place - it added to the creepiness. This is the first film in a long time that I had to turn off and watch the ending in the daylight.

Is the book called the same thing? I'd love to read it.
May. 5th, 2005 05:31 pm (UTC)
I don't know about the book to the Grudge. The Ring books have been translated as Ring, Loop, Spiral and Dark Water.
May. 4th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
Does the new job require me to rub a cat tummy?
May. 4th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, some extra luck never hurts :)
May. 5th, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
This goal has been accomplished.

Please note that the response was hand licking.

May. 5th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
ooooooh..what sweethearts.
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