Can't believe this is it! So much work for something so ephemeral. i love theatre but there is something to be said about the permanence of film or video. If this weer a movie, I could play it again years from now and see the moments as they were captured (and edited) and to some degree relive the magic. With theatre - once it's over, it's gone. The collective memories of the people involved will exist, as will the memories of those who saw it for themselves, but other than that....we go on.
I would love to think there's a life for this play after this run - that it could be workshopped and brought to a larger stage, that it could tour the country or that it could be turned into a movie; but right now I don't know what comes next. I don't think this is the final curtain on the project at all. BUT the likelihood that the magic produced by this particular group of people working in this particular combination would be reproduced is slim: actors move on, get cast in something else, want new challenges. And this is a talented bunch so I'm sure they will be very busy moving forward.
Which makes it all the more important that you see this show this week! Who knows if you'll ever get to see it this way again? There's something absolutely delicious about the show as it is now - and you really want to be one of the few that gets to say..."I saw it when!"
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