. . . or how I managed to set the ball in motion for my first stage performance.
You heard me. I’m going to be on stage. Next month(I think).
I attended the one year(and one month) anniversary show of The Dykes of Hazard Friday night. It was a fantastic show full of laughs, as ever.
Partway through Kristen Becker cast for a call for action. ”I need three volunteers. . .and I’m not going to tell you what for.”
It was like the teacher asking for a volunteer to read aloud in class or tackle the problem on the chalk board. Everyone looked around. No one moved.
My friends all nudged and encouraged me. ”Go for it!” they prompted.
I rose. Wove my way to the stage. Grinned at Kristen and joined a line of three other women.
Yep. Four of us. It worked.
What we had to do was impersonate one a member of the DOH troupe. The best one would be written into the next show. The woman to my left, the first contestant, as it were, was Jenny Wilson’s mom. And she drew her daughter’s name to impersonate. Needless to say she got it dead on.
Then me. I drew Becker. Which made me start laughing right off the bat. Apparently I nailed her well enough visually alone when I confiscated her top hat and beer bottle and walked out the the edge of the stage. Thankfully, I didn’t have to come up with a joke on the fly!
Onward it went…the next two impersonating Karine Amato and Ava LaFey to the uproarious applause of the audience.
And we all did well enough that in the end it was announced that we would all be written into the shows!
It was only after I sat down that I realized just what I’d gotten myself into.
But it promises to be a ton of fun!