Monday, July 16, 2007

And.... it's over

We had our closing performance of The Mikado yesterday at 3 PM. It was universally acknowledged by the cast to be our best show of the run (which I think is a result simply of the show tightening up and coming together the more time we had with the orchestra). For my part, I felt it was my best performance.

Here is what my ex-husband's significant other wrote to me after seeing the show:

I just wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful show. ... it was your performance I found both hilarious and affecting - after all, Katisha is the only authentic character in the story. She's the only one who isn't pretending to be somebody else. You did a terrific job of making her a more complex and real person - and funny too, of course.

And at last, no more Oedipus jokes! (though you two did work awfully well together.)

My favorite line of Katisha's: "Who knows so well as I that no one ever yet died of a broken heart?"

Slept till nearly 10 this morning. Feel great.


LittleMary said...

so nice that she sent you that note! glad it is over for you and wishing i could be in 2 places at once...

Jan said...

Nice note. Sounds like a wonderful play for you and all.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, but if memory serves - Katisha is won over in the end by a song about a little birdie that did! Such a big old softie after all ... Glad you had such a great time.

Magdalene6127 said...

Oh, yes she is, anonymous... she is absolutely taken in by that little song and KoKo's implied threat of suicide... one dead husband to be is enough for her.

Big old softie... yeah, that's me.