It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work--the night watchman --Tallulah Bankhead
Everyone has had enough. We were without power for nearly 48 hours after Thursday's massive storms, yet still running for the final lead up to The Gothic. The girls & I got home after a really full day to find the islands blacked out & no chance power would be restored soon. No dinner. No showers. No caffeine.
Liddy navigated me in to the Old Museum yesterday; Star has to do it today. I am not looking forward to this but being a Saturday I'm hoping the traffic won't be quite so bad. I'm hoping Star will have her head securely screwed on & nothing majorly untoward will happen.
I wanted to woos on today [& I don't think I'm the only one] but heads are starting to roll [as they always do this close to a big production] & only a fool would pull the tiger's tail at this point. Everyone is being yelled at. I am so pleased this isn't the first time Star has worked with John Curro, who is conducting. The kids climbed in the car yesterday & let of steam by being as silly as they possibly could but if you know rehearsals you know they would have spent most of their 4 hours standing round waiting & having to be absolutely silent. Thankfully Star takes all the *artistic temperament* flying round in her stride. As she herself says, she has far too big an ego to take it personally. I'm not even going to attempt to justify that one.
She will go straight to a performance tonight so we will be home late but thankfully tomorrow we are back in QPAC & not only is that far easier to get to, I know where to get parking & how to get home again. Dearest is feeling neglected ~ because he is. The cats are beside themselves. The storm flattened my corn & demolished my tomatoes but I do not have time to sort that just now. I have yet to do any Christmas shopping ~ nor do I want to. I just want the madness to stop ~ which it will: in 4 days, 11 hours & 29 minutes [yes, I am counting down]. And we will all say, Hallelujah!