Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday

The one-act festival went off without a hitch this year; as expected, the play about the homeless dude swept the awards and will be going on to compete in the provincials in (of all god-forsaken places) Ft. McMurray. They might not be able to take their set pieces with them, but I'm sure there are plenty of liquor boxes to be had in Ft. McM.
The final show, Outpiss , was actually very good. Set in a small Alberta town, it uses a broken timeline to show the before-and-after events surrounding a murder. Sadly, it didn't take any awards despite strong acting and a fine script. I was amazed that so few people in the audience could relate to small-town, blue-collar characters. The adjudicator actually referred to them as "marginal people". I would've said "real people", but hey, whatever. If you want to pretend you're cosmopolitan because you grew up in E-town, be my guest. Just remember that the world is laughing at you, not with you.
I received a major compliment at the reception when an actress I worked with recognized me and I reminded her that I stage-managed a one-act she was in about 5 years ago. "Good God, you must've been about 12 years old then!" she said.

Sophie seems to be 100% now. In fact she's been a little hell-raiser all weekend. I brought home the pineapple and lettuce from last night's fruit trays for her, so she's also a happy camper.

8 comments:

The Zombieslayer said...

I was amazed that so few people in the audience could relate to small-town, blue-collar characters. The adjudicator actually referred to them as "marginal people".

Yeah, and these same people know how to solve poverty and racial relations. Or, at least we get a lot of those people in these parts.

SME said...

Same here. *sigh*

Bridget Jones said...

Marginal people???? Good gravy.

Glad Sophie's her spunky self!

tweetey30 said...

Glad to hear bunny is feeling better and that play sounds fun. Wish I could go to somethign like that here. Not much going on. Stomp is coming back next month I think at the Weidner Center but not sure yet.

SME said...

I'd like to start going to more plays, too. There's so much theatre here, but aside from volunteering and the Fringe festival in the summer, I don't take much advantage of it.

Sophie's excellent, except for having to take her medicine twice a day for a few more days. She hates me for that.

tshsmom said...

I was going to comment here, but since I'm one of the "marginal" people I guess I don't really have an opinion after all. I'll just go eat some worms now. ;)

Gardenia said...

I love those kind of compliments. Oh, geez, I am a marginal person, yikes! Would have liked to seen that last play.

SME said...

Nah, you guys aren't marginal. The play's characters were more like unemployed, drunk-on-Friday, hungover-on-Saturday, religious-on-Sunday people.