My apologies for not writing earlier, but life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. I have been caching, but the writing of this blog has taken a back burner for the last month or so. I've been involved in a bunch of different ventures and I have not been able to give this the attention that I'd like to.
One project I'm dealing with will be over next week, but it entails the memorization of Shakespeare, Lord Capulet's lines in Romeo and Juliet. Somehow, I got roped into this. Well, that's an easy way of saying someone dangled a carrot in front of my nose to be on the stage again and I jumped at the chance. I think I am a born thespian who happens to be a teacher in real life. I can remember being in plays as early as 3rd grade summer school, as well as Up the Down Staircase and Man of La Mancha while in high school.
The school where I work has had a rich tradition of theater, with much teacher involvement as possible. The shows star 6th, 7th and 8th grade students with teachers in supporting roles. It's amazing what the directors have been able to wring out of students of such diverse backgrounds and abilities. In the past, we've performed The Pink Panther, Bye Bye Birdie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Wiz, Lil' Abner, 'Til Death Do Us Part plus several Shakespearean plays. This year's production of Romeo and Juliet is scheduled for performances next Thursday with an evening performance the following week. Once that is done, my schedule should clear up tremendously, especially with the onset of Spring Break three days after our final performance.
It's more of a personal milestone, rather than anything really significant, but it's something I've been trying to achieve since about April of last year. I stumbled a little in the fall, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to fill those last five dates this year. And, thus begins the wait...