Wow, it has been a rough week of rehearsals. But then doing comedy usually does lead to a lot of hard work. As we have our final dress rehearsal tonight for Unnecessary Farce at Wayside Theatre, I find myself in that unsettled place I usually am when working on a comedy. I don't think anything is funny anymore and I've lost all perspective. Drives me nuts, because I know we have one heck of a funny script and a very funny cast doing great work.
My staff gets tired of hearing me say I hate comedy, but in the final days before an audience shows up, I really do hate staging comedy.
Tomorrow we'll see just what adjustments we need to make once we get first audience reactions. I'm actually really looking forward to that. It helps me re-live why I loved the play in the first place.