575 Like theatre-Love life March 5, 2016

I’ve acted, community theatre,
hobby, fun, creative, intense.
The Devil in THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER.
Ammundson in TERRA NOVA.
The old man in PRELUDE TO A KISS.
Sir Toby Belch In TWELFTH NIGHT.

I’ve directed, community theatre,
hobby, fun, creative, intense.
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU,
ALMOST, MAINE.
THE CAINE MUTINY.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.

There have been many surprises,
some calamities,
some standing ovations on SRO nights.
But, there has always been a script.
One script that all the actors memorize, maybe.
And thus begins the rub.
Life is like theatre,
but often crazier.
Life’s stage is constantly shifting.
Props go missing.
Sometime, we are using different scripts.
Sometime, the same lines,
then, just the maybe of the line,
or a line from last seasons show!
Plot evaporates.
New conflict.
Totally unforeseen conclusions.
Comedy becomes tragedy.
Drama turns to trauma.
Tragedy becomes hysterical.
Then the director,
god-like rock at the center,
cracks
and the audience loves it.
In the middle of insanity,
they go crazy.

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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