Monday, May 8, 2017

2017 WRITE: PEOPLE: Jane, Plain Jane: Part 8 I can believe it!

  Jane, Plain Jane: Part 8 I can believe it!
The writers group at Nara's Nook has started a learning and production project using the guide book  "The 90-day novel," by Alan Watt.  To contribute to the project without spending the time on a novel, I am writing a short story or small play using some of the guidance from the book.  
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    Part 8 I can believe it!

    I did the dress rehearsal!  Two of them, as a matter of fact.  And Jason not only heard me from the back row, he recorded me.  Oh, yes, Hermione got him to come to the rehearsals to record the voices.  She had everyone listen to their voices.  Some of them were not loud enough to get a good recording from the back row.   But mine was loud enough.

    Next Saturday is opening night.  I can do it.  I can be loud enough.  I can't fall down, because I stay in my seat from curtain up to curtain down.  Most of the time I lean over as if I am talking to the other lady at the table.  Or sip from my wine glass with tea in it.  Funny how many things you see on stage are fake.  I've seen lots of plays, but never really thought of that.  They don't have to be real.  Just convincing.  

    I will be convincing.  Or rather, I will turn into Beth and she will be convincing.  She is a little like Hermione, only older and more calm.  And not as pretty.  Plain, in fact, but it doesn't bother her.  She wasn't always that way.  There might have been a time when she vomited.  But that was a long time ago.  She could barely remember it.  Almost as if it happened to someone else...
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    Opening night!  Beth and I did it!  I didn't even retch.  We had nearly a full house, so there were really people in the back row to hear me.  And they did hear me.  Jason was back there and he recorded the whole show.  I delivered the line and got a good laugh from the audience.  And now that I did it once, I can do it again.  For the rest of the run.   I know I can.

    Hermione is already wanting me to think about taking a part in another play.  I might do it.   I would surely want to do it if they had a play about a girl who is born to be a homely wallflower and is miserable about it.  But nobody would ever write a play like that.

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    This (the multi-part series including this part) could be a short story or a one-act play for one or three actors.  I relinquish all claims to the copyright and declare all work by me under the title "Jane, Plain Jane" to be in the public domain.   

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