Two weeks of rehearsal have flown by! Thank god we have such an incredibly responsible and professional group of actors. Everyone has come in prepared, off book, raring to go. It's amazing to see such a complex operation with so many moving parts going along so smoothly. This is, in large part, because of our excellent Stage Manager, Gwen Zwickel, whose organizational skills are unbelievable.
After zipping off to a wedding this weekend, bookended by rehearsals, I am happy to report that Chris, as Lady M. and Craig, as Macbeth, have really started to find their relationship. What is so fun to see developing is a real, complex, intense couple who are not stock villains, but human beings who care deeply about each other. I've probably said it before, but if we cannot care about these people, why watch this show?
There are almost no easy scenes in this play. It may be only 90 minutes long, but the stakes are so high, and the action so intense that teasing it all apart, figuring out what we can mine in each moment, and then putting it back together is a big deal!! Phew. It leaves you ready for a good night's sleep.