It’s always sad when the run of a play ends. Many actors suffer from what I call “post-show depression”, missing their theatre family and feeling a vague unease that they should BE SOMEWHERE when what would be their call-time rolls around.
Set & lighting designer Ed Rosing’s son attended the 2nd-last performance of Così on April 27, and took several photos of the opera-within-the-play, ‘cause it’s just so darn cute. Toilet paper-roll wigs, hula hoop skirts, screens intended to look home-made by the insane asylum inmates – what’s not to like?
This morning, a random image popped into my head: Mike Vitorovich(Roy) with his crazy-eye twitch, pawing the ground like a show pony as he presented Ruth with a “miniature in lieu of your heart, madam”. I remembered how his expression and gestures used to make me guffaw with laughter every time we rehearsed that scene. Didn’t think I’d ever manage to keep a straight face in performance, but somehow I did. Mostly. He never stopped trying to crack me up.
For those suffering from PSD, enjoy a last look at this very fun play. Thanks for the photos, Ed!