Whooping cough is in our midst ... the show tonight will be canceled because one of the cast members was hospitalized with the Whooping cough. She wants to do the show tomorrow but we want her to doublecheck with her doc because, well ... it's the Whooping Cough.
It's been a wild and crappy day all around.
I'm sick with similar symptoms and have been for two weeks. For those of you who don't know ... I'm also 11 weeks pregnant. It's been tough going so far so I'm hoping I don't have the disease. I see the doctor tomorrow.
To my fellow theatre companies ... do you ever feel the world crashing around you, production wise, and you wonder how to find the motivation to keep going? We're closing tomorrow with View, but the today has been a doozy on all fronts in regards to the company - I'm not going to get into it here, but I seriously just want to curl up and hide away forever. I'm really feeling that today ... I'm supposed to dive into Skriker rehearsals on Monday and my creativity is nowhere to be seen. I know people are sympathetic towards the pregnancy and want to help with what they can, but there's only so much that can be done and only so much patience they can give ... has anybody out there been in a similar situation? Directing while pregnant? Directing while really sick? How do you do it? How do you strap it on and keep going like normal?
Sorry about such a whiny blog. (Note added at 9:30pm - I'm feeling much better after being able to eat a good supper, take care of patrons, touch base with some of our closest friends and talk with my dearest husband and coartistic director. All is currently well in my world and I can see clear our path of production. Thanks again for reading. RZ)
Girl power. By the power of GreySkull ...er GreyZelda. She-ra.