Last night's performance went off with out a hitch. We sold every ticket and them some, squeezing nearly sixty people into that little room. I'm told we're sold out for the rest of the run as well which is always a nice way to go out. A fellow cast member had a dozen or so people in the crowd and they weren't holding their laughter back at all. It was probably the most responsive audience we've had. Although at times I, as an actor, get a bit worried when everyone laughs at a line that isn't even remotely amusing; it's as though they decided they were going to laugh at the end of the line before the thing had been said. It can be hard to maintain pace under such circumstances.
Keith, a member of the HTG board, came to talk to us before the show to make sure there weren't any hard feelings about the extension nonsense. Apparently the board was under the impression that we, the cast, wanted to extend the show. As i recall from last week, we were asked "if they did extend the show, do we have any schedule conflicts" which is a very different statement in my mind. At no point did we ever want to do more shows. It looks as though most of the confusion came from poor wording, but now every thing is all worked out. In fact, Heritage was kind enough to offer to cater our cast party after our last show on Saturday, perhaps as a way to make up for the last of an opening night reception.Posted by Matthew at October 15, 2004 01:48 PM