Rehearsal: An Actor's Blog, Day 4

A daily rehearsal blog from actor Paul Stetler, playing Edgar in The Lady from Dubuque.

Spent the day blocking Act One. It’s tough to stage because there are six people on stage almost the entire act. (The first act consists of three couples at the tail end of a cocktail party that Jo and Sam are hosting.) So there was a great deal of stopping and starting and going back and starting over, as David had to negotiate traffic patterns and keep the stage physically lively while still maintaining a sense of natural movement between the characters--Not to mention taking in all the suggestions and ideas we had to contribute, as well.

Still no power at home. If this keeps up, I may have to take a shower in one of the dressing rooms tomorrow.


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