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Over Easy: Putting It All Together

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Went to Westside Market today to do my shopping for the next two weeks. I knew that on Wednesday it would be a zoo, with tons of people doing last minute shopping for Thanksgiving. West 25th Street paving was finished, so not so big a hassle driving it today. Much warmer with the temps in the 60s but off and on rain.

One of the members of our theater group set up a private FB group for us all to exchange photos and stories and memories of when we were together putting on shows at the university and sometimes elsewhere. A lot of them concerning how each of us often had to improvise and even make our own props. Or get the set to fit and work in the Science Auditorium, essentially a glorified, oversized janitors closet.

Amazingly we managed to get it all put together for opening night and nearly everyone said how fortunate they felt they were to have had the opportunity to do theater there even though the facilities were crude at best. The experience had helped and empowered them once they were out in the real world. Such as this set for Journey’s End.

Despite this or maybe because of it, it was fun.

Kind of reminds me when after my father’s death and we had moved down to Florida, I had no money and my radio and electronic stuff was up north somewhere but neither my mother nor I knew where. My father gave it to someone since he did not want to move all that stuff to Florida. So I was there with essentially nothing. I scavenged from behind TV repair shops for old junked TVs and radios and such. Removed the tubes and parts and built amplifiers and shortwave things on pieces of wood and such. Not unlike this. But it was fun and like the theater experience, I and everyone else learned a lot doing it.

And the satisfaction you get putting it all together.

Photo by Anthony Catalano under Creative Commons license

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Over Easy: Putting it all together

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Went to Westside Market today to do my shopping for the next two weeks. I knew that on Wednesday it would be a zoo, with tons of people doing last minute shopping for Thanksgiving. West 25th Street paving was finished, so not so big a hassle driving it today. Much warmer with the temps in the 60s but off and on rain.

One of the members of our theatre group set up a private FB group for us all to exchange photos and stories and memories of when we were together putting on shows at the university and sometimes elsewhere. A lot of them concerning how each of us often had to improvise and even make our own props. Or get the set to fit and work in the Science Auditorium, essentially a glorified, oversized janitors closet.

Amazingly we managed to get it all put together for opening night and nearly everyone said how fortunate they felt they were to have had the opportunity to do theatre there even though the facilities were crude at best. The experience had helped and empowered them once they were out in the real world. Such as this set for Journey’s End.

Despite this or maybe because of it, it was fun.

Kind of reminds me when after my father’s death and we had moved down to Florida, I had no money and my radio and electronic stuff was up north somewhere but neither my mother nor I knew where. My father gave it to someone since he did not want to move all that stuff to Florida. So I was there with essentially nothing. I scavenged from behind TV repair shops for old junked TVs and radios and such. Removed the tubes and parts and built amplifiers and shortwave things on pieces of wood and such. Not unlike this. But it was fun and like the theatre experience, I and everyone else learned a lot doing it.

And the satisfaction you get putting it all together. (more…)

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