As the cast lounges around gabbing
the stage crew loads the set
and gear into the van and
and the pickup in pouring rain.

It didn’t matter that the stage
manager asked the actors for help;
this is community theatre and
actors are too excited for that.

There are friends to see and the joy
of celebrity, lit by these same stagehands
on a set they carefully built.
How wonderful to be an actor.

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About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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  1. danaeMcC says:

    Shrewd observation, but Tech has its own rewards.

  2. riverwriter says:

    It certainly does. This was one of the few times recently that I was looking at it from the side of the performer. Usually I am one of the hardy crew painting, hauling and crafting with the power tools and wrenches.

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