Once the actors finished the first scene, the director let the rest of us into the rehearsal studio. Luckily, I'd done my homework and read the script in advance, so I had no problem picking up the storyline. It didn't take long for my irritation to transform into pleasure.
|Claire Warden and Gil Brady|
I don't know why I was surprised the actors read their lines using a dialect. They are professionals, after all, and the play is set in Ireland. None had adopted a heavy accent that made their words incomprehensible. Instead, they used pleasant brogues that transported me to their part of the world.
|Gil Brady and George Crowley|
I'm looking forward to following the play's development as it marches towards its opening night on February 3. Next up is a class that will find us doing some script analysis, hearing from the theater's Literary Manager, getting a design update and viewing some rehearsal. I can't wait.