I always thought that the miffed fairy who was not invited to Sleeping Beauty’s christening party overreacted when she put a curse on the baby, the family, and all of the castle staff. I mean, isn’t that the behavior of a passive-aggressive bitch? But now I think I know how she felt.
I learned today that there was a special, by-invitation-only preview performance of “Die, Mommy Die” at Theatre on the Square last night. I was not invited.
And I had been feeling so successful as a theatre reviewer! Now I feel like crap.
But wait a minute…My theatre blog is getting more than 1000 unique visitors and 30,000+ hits per month. I am managing to see and review one or more shows per week, and I have been able to incorporate tid-bits about still more shows into my posts. Several theatres regularly send me publicity photos, and one of these days I am going to get comfortable with posting those all by myself. Many theatres do invite me to preview performances, or meet-the-cast-and-director parties, or other special events. I receive more invitations than I have time to accept, as a matter of fact.
Also, it wasn’t the first time, and probably won’t be the last, that I have felt invisible or that I have misunderstood my relationship with someone. It’s not the end of the world. I wouldn’t have traded last night at the Phoenix anyway, and whether or not I am invited to special events, I can not see every show that goes up.
So, really…life is still good, in spite of my not being invited to the TOTS preview.
Whew! Nothing like a little public processing to get me feeling strong and centered again.
‘Speaking of life being good, I am going to be on vacation this next week, including the next two weekends. I am going to spend some of my tax refund on a therapeutic massage. (As you can probably tell from this post, I am in desperate need of one!) I will return to this blog refreshed and ready to resume my theatre habit.
I am planning to see “Midwestern Hemisphere” again on its final night, Sunday, April 13, at 8:00 pm in the Indianapolis Artsgarden. I love that play, and I am really looking forward to seeing it again after the cast and crew have lived with it for a while.
After that, there are several other shows around town that I am looking forward to seeing, too. Break a leg, everyone!
My next blog post will be Monday, April 14.
Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com