Theresa's Stuff

Writing

My Wishlist
Anne of Green Gables the sequel DVD
Massage
Decent bra
Life Support DVD
A good solid spring-cleaning and declutter

In all my years of doing theatre, I have amassed a little list in my mind of characters I'd love to play, and of favourite characters I have already played. I'll add to it as memory serves.

Favourites:

Aracnia Webb (Peril on the High Sea)
Daisy Meredith (Daisy Pulls it Off)
Sybil (Daisy Pulls it Off)

I'd love to play:

Elizabeth (The Crucible)
Someone in Noises Off - I don't know the characters well enough to know for whom I'd be suitable, but what a fun play.
Solange (The Cliff of Destiny - see my Writings link at left)
Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)
Hermia, Puck or Titania (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

I'd love to have played, but have passed my use-by date:

Abigail (The Crucible)
Gwendolen or Cecily (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Plenty of Gilbert and Sullivan sub-heroines. I'm not necessarily past my use-by date with them - they do tend to be played by women rather older than the character after all - but my voice is not well-enough trained to do the roles justice:
Constance, Pitti-Sing, Phoebe, Tessa, Iolanthe

I played in Murdered to Death by Peter Gordon recently (August 2005). What a funny play. Margaret wasn't one of my favourite characters, but the play itself goes down as one of my all-time favourites I think. She was a good character, but for most of the play she's a bit bland. It's basically an ensemble affair, and all of the roles are great. The stand-out character though is Inspector Pratt. Pity I couldn't play him. She could be a lesbian though, attracted to the young high-society girl. Hey, it's only a small part of the plot that he's attracted to her, so it could be done... oh darn, no it couldn't. It's set in 1936 - there's no way they'd have had female detectives back then. If you ever get the chance to see it, do go. It'll be a good night for you. Probably not as good as Shoestring's version of course. ;) We'll be doing the sequel (Secondary Cause of Death) same time next year, so if you're near Langwarrin (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) late winter '06, do pop in and see us. (Edited later: it will be performed late April instead now.)

I would also have liked to play John Proctor in The Crucible, but once again I lack an important piece of equipment. ;)

The Lonely Snails.

Tickets to a concert;
A misheard message;
Who are they?
Just don't bite The Hand That Feeds

A trip to Sydney

I don't like Sydney; I can't bear it for more than a day or two (if all goes well), but a year ago (Nov 04) when I went there to spend the weekend with Nathan while he was working up there, we went to Darling Harbour just at the right time of evening, and I was inspired to write this:

I'd never been on the Harbour before, on a warm spring's evening at the magical twilight;
the warm breeze on my face laden with scents from the myriad restaruants dotting the water's edge.
Then later the darkling sky easing to a translucent green as it neared what passes for horizon.

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