It is a wonderful and fascinating thing for an actor to return to a role and be able to mine it for previously-undiscovered jewels! The role has a way of deepening in amazing ways. Yes, I speak for myself, and hopefully Jen and Machelle too, finding all sorts of things that never even occurred to me the last time we ran. It's always such a pleasant surprise that instead of getting stale and rote, the character morphs and reveals new secrets, new ways of understanding who she is and why she does what she does. Doubly interesting if you also WROTE one of the pieces you're acting in.
We also had a chance to work Abi Grace into the action - as a goddess who is getting increasingly annoyed that these women who have come to ask her for things keep calling her by the wrong name! - she reminds me a little bit of Carol Kane as The Ghost of Christmas Present in that Bill Murray holiday classic, Scrooged. She is totally the goddess who would kick your ass in an effort to get your head out of it! Can't wait to hear the original music/sound she will be bringing in.
Looking forward to more rehearsals, and then putting this thing up in front of an audience again! We (re)open next month at the Eclectic Theater as part of Seattle Fringe Fest 2014! Hopefully, they will soon give us a ticketing link we can share!
MythFest runs again on Sept 18 at 6:00pm, Sept 19 at 7:30pm, Sept 20 at 5:00pm and Sept 21 at 2:30pm at the Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill. We remount the following weekend at The Pocket Theater in Greenwood on Sept 28th at 7:00pm. Ticketing link available shortly.