Every year during homecoming weekend, my college’s four social clubs each put on a 12-minute skit in a friendly competition. (And I must say that Kappa is currently winning, though not by much.) It’s called Expressions. Each year has a different theme, and this year it’s Life in the Wild. The clubs write their own skits, prepare their own costumes and props, and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.
Expressions has kept me very busy the past two weeks. I’m in the play, I volunteered to help with costumes, and I’m in charge of props.
Actually, it’s mostly costumes that has kept me busy. I’m only a tree in the play, which is not too stressful of a job. (All the trees are short. We call ourselves shrubbery.) And the only props I’m in charge of are two backpacks filled with towels for bulk with a few hiking supplies on top. But costumes… Oh, my. I believe trying to figure out costumes made last week the most stressful week of my life. Next year, if I fall for helping with costumes again (which I probably will), I’m setting a deadline for people getting their stuff to me, because I’m not doing that to myself again.
But I survived, and this week has been much better. And it has been pretty fun watching the rehearsals (well, technically being in them, but since I mostly stand there, I get to watch the others). However, I have learned that I am not cut out for a career of any type in theater!
Preformances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It’s almost here, and I think we are ready. I know I’m ready to be done, at least!