Rehearsals for this summer’s production, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gardens…”, began this week with some of the cast gathering and reviewing their scripts. I went along to see how things were shaping up and found the actors marking up their scripts and exploring what their characters are trying to achieve with each line.
Then it was straight into the scenes. First with the script in front…
… and then taking the leap to running through the scene without the scripts – and the comedy came alive!
At times I was laughing so much the photos were coming out all blurry. It is amazing the how quickly the characters take shape once the actors put the paper down and start to focus on interacting with each other.
As this scene is so funny already, it is going to be absolutely hilarious by January. I can’t wait to see the audience in stitches.