I should resist, but I can’t! Believe me as silly as this may seem it’s better than the world overview I started to post.
SNAPPY REJOINDERS TO ACTOR’S BEHAVIOR
Randal McEndree February 8, 2020
1. Lowden: the Pleistocene messaging system I used on opening night is some of the slowest communication on earth. It can be found in the nervous system of the director of Our Town at any unreasonable time.
2. Malia: If I were a cow I’d say “muh”.
3. June: I made so much money in my jewellry business that I’m looking at each gravestone with an eye to buying it.
4. Michelle: My list is more detailed than your list!
5. Pono: I wish Thornton Wilder were alive to hear the improvements I’ve made in his play.
6. Michael Stevens: I’d get out of the theater earlier if I didn’t have to keep delivering twins in the Conference Room.
7. Theon: Someone distract Randal after the last show. I’m going to pocket the train whistle. [ he DID, by the way!]
8. Brennan: I put on a sticker on Howlie’s milk cart from the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Center-the one that says “Look Out for Invisible Cows”.
9. Cori: I have so many roles in this show I have to look at my hat to know who I am.
10. Lisa: That awful Mamie Cartwright called. She wants her camera back.
11. Sam: You don’t know what happiness IS until you see me at ‘open mic’ night. Oh, wait! We didn’t have mics then.
12. Joe: I am really mad at that one bench! It keeps stealing my flask.
13. Jerry: After the last show I’ve arranged for it to rain. I’m going to make a killing when I sell those big umbrellas.
14. Michael Steele: If ONLY the organist for the Puna Mens’ Chorus would drink!
15. Tyler: I’m the smartest Live/Dead/Live/Dead girl for my age. And all the audiences say so!
16. Mike: No one knows this but as the Constable I’m checking on the doors downtown so I can go in later and steal stuff. Those people up by Mrs. Fairchild know what they’re talking about.
CAST: Who does that Randal think he is?! Who ever heard of a director who keeps saying “I love it”?
First time director with Our Town. The direction of my directing was informed by a chance encounter with a community theater production in Albequerque, NM in the fall of 2018. I remember being quite impressed with the invisible-but-detectable spirit of ensemble. I knew that I wanted that quality in the production we gave to Hilo. I feel that we succeeded…