We had auditions on Sunday and Monday. Some people have been called back for Thursday. Only the audition panel knows what is going on, the rest of us can only bite our nails and .... wait. Cast should be announced by Friday, but until then -
here are some Don Quixote odds and ends for your amusement.
Let's start with one of the most recognized, iconic images of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, the Picasso sketch:
Did that get you into the spirit of the early 1600s, or even better, into DQ's vision of the 1400s? Hope so, because this poem was composed in that spirit [more or less]:
Why so sad, my Lady?
Why so sad, my Lady?
For what these silver tears?
Shall i slay a dragon
And banish, thus, your fears?
Oh no, good Sir, but thank thee
yet i weep not from fear.
I weep for being "chorus"
for this, the 16th year.
Be not so sad, my Lady!
The chorus is thy fate.
You may not get the glory,
but you may show up late.
I dream of being chosen
to have a leading role.
To even be "supporting"
would soothe my wounded soul.
Thou surely must be dreaming
while still awake, my dear.
From whence these expectations
that rise anew each year?
Ye olde Audition Panel
will never give thee votes.
My Lady is not comely
and cannot sing the notes.
Tis true, good sir, and seemly
that you should chide me thus.
So I shall join the chorus
and make no more a fuss.
And now for something completely different!
This is approximately what DQ's windwill would have looked like, with a car thrown in to give you an idea of the scale:
You probably won't have to worry about this sign when you take your driver's licence exam:
Getting bored sitting around waiting to hear who gets what role in our production? Perhaps you'd enjoy a nice game of chess, to take your mind off of Don Quixote and all:
Pictured, left to right: Don Quixote, Aldonza/Dulcinea, the Padre, DQ's horse Rocinante, an anonymous windmill, DQ's squire Sancho Panza
Of course, some of us can carry our enthusiasm even further than our chess sets.
No, this is not a photo of my cat last Purim.
And finally, just to remind us that this isn't only a fantastic show, it's a show about something.....
Best of luck to all who auditioned, here's to a phenomenal cast and an incredible show!!!!