On the same Saturday, the last Saturday in the month of May, I
attended the final wonderful performance of THE MAY QUEEN and the
first exploratory meeting of Artistic Planning to begin the
putting-together of a 2023 Season for HG. But we actually have more
than half-a-year left of this one. So that June through December is
for me the "in-between time."
The first connection that I'm carrying with me is that of a very
recent MAY QUEEN and the reading of new plays, remembering that some
plays "read" better than others for me. If there are certain scenes
that call for a closer look in a play new to me, I'll remember that.
It even helps sometimes to read aloud some scenes in a new play. It's
not just take-them-home and read a couple every day. I've read 2 now
and can't see a place for either in the next HG season, but maybe
someone else can so I returned them and got 2 more. Right now the
hardest part is disciplining myself to stop planting red petunias in
my hanging baskets, and planter, and in the ground. And sit on the
back porch and read a play.
This morning I got up and put on my "Life is Good" t-shirt, the one
with the picture on the front of a big yellow dog riding in a yellow
convertible. (I once had an 80-pound yellow dog who rode in my yellow
convertible..) And then I started reading a funny play. It's a good
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