"Who Knows Their Lines?"
I had joked for weeks in advance that I was petrified to write the blog entry for the day of the line run. This was the day when the entire cast would say their lines from start to finish from memory. There we all were, sitting all around the room waiting for the dreaded line run to begin. Mr. Howard gave us one last speech before we started, as if we couldn't already feel the pressure. He explained to us that the outcome of this line run would set the stage for the rest of this show. I knew I had rehearsed every scene a thousand times and yet I still feared I would suddenly forget it all. Mr. Howard said "Go." I had the first line and I began. After it started, my anxiety turned into excitement. "Hey!" I thought, "this is going well...really well!" As we continued, we all began to feel a strong sense of unity and pride for our work. It was obvious that everyone had taken the time to perfect their lines. There were a few stumbles and bumps along the way, which was expected, but when we finished the run we knew we had accomplished something awesome. We had set the stage incredibly well for the rest of the rehearsals. Thinking about the line run makes me increasingly motivated to work my butt off and put on an amazing show.
-- Juliet Shatkin '12
Tuesday October, 25, 2011 at 01:50PM