It’s Wednesday, and Wednesday means the beginning of our final performance week for And I And Silence. You heard it right. The final week!
Procrastinators: All you sweet, back-footed, procrastinators; you adventuresome, too busy procrastinators; you anxious and neurotic, but lovely procrastinators; the last moments, the win by-a-noses, the hair’s breadths, the whiskers, the sweaty down-to-the-wires, the “I’m Living Life to the Fullest”s, the “Don’t Tie Me Down”s , and the “If You Try And Make Friday Plans on a Monday, You Are No Friend of Mine”s—this week it’s all about you.
We know your type. We know the struggles you face every day: people think you’re lazy and flighty, but we know that’s just not true. You live life to the fullest. You don’t like commitment, not because you’re scared, but because commitment means a loss of possibility. You have SO many ideas and things to do and people to see— and people are always asking you to pick just one: to make a plan. And you just hate that. Plans make you sweaty, and you hate being sweaty.
Well, it’s Wednesday. For the entire run of And I And Silence, you have avoided planning. You stuck to your guns. When your friend stuck a laptop in front of your face and said BUY TICKETS TO THIS AMAZING PLAY, you pulled up a new tab and read this buzzfeed article. You read our glowing review, and it inspired you not to see the play, but to go hiking, or diving, or skiing, or to get a manicure, because you KNEW that this Wednesday would come. And come it has. We’re down to the wire this Wednesday. You’re in your element, and you know what to do.
Type A’s: we haven’t forgotten our sweeties. Here is some content to share with your procrastinator friends—the ones you’ve told a hundred-and-one times to get to The Magic and see And I And Silence. We appreciate you. You do wonderful things and your word of mouth is commendable. But some of our procrastinators are needy, and sometimes with them, its like that thing where your Mom has been telling you for years that you are neurotic, and you ignore her, and then you’re therapist says “You’re neurotic,” and you’re like THANK YOU, OF COURSE, WHY HAS NO ONE EVER SAID THAT TO ME BEFORE, YOU GENIUS! In this situation, Type A’s, you’re Mom. So we’re giving you some special second opinions for your sweet (and sometimes ungrateful) friends:
Tristan Cunningham, who plays Jamie wants YOU to see the show because:
“Sometimes you do a play that changes you, and this is a play that has changed me for sure. I am blown away night after night from the power of Naomi’s words. How they land on me, the other actors, and the audience. I truly believe Loretta, the design team, crew, staff and this company of actors has created something beautiful and real, and I hope everyone comes to see the story of these two woman.”
Siobhan Doherty, who plays Young Dee wants YOU to see the show because:
“There continues to be so much that resonates for me in this play. Last week, when we were at Laney, I got nervous before a scene of mine because I knew my best friend was in the house, and I wanted the scene to go perfectly. Then I chided myself because I was more focused on my friend’s perception, than my intentions as Dee. All of a sudden, I heard the line “If you put rags in your mind, you’ve got nothing.” Harsh self-judement can easily become “rags in your mind” up onstage. After a few moments of meditating on that line, I was then able to go onstage knowing and pursuing my true purpose. This play has really taught me the power of putting “flitter” in my mind instead of “rags”. Of course, we all have stray thoughts, but if we can keep our priorities straight, and our hearts open, we can achieve great things. Dee has been an incredible source of inspiration for me. She dares to dream in a world where everything is completely stacked against her. She manages to create her own reality. I admire her greatly for that, and I will miss her dearly.”
If that is not enough, your procrastinator friends have no soul. But we don’t judge. Maybe they’re just visual learners?
To the left are Brandin Baron’s beautiful costume designs for Jamie and Dee! Rumor has it that Brandin can speak six languages…
It’s Wednesday. We have a show tonight (sold out– sorry procrastinators!), a show tomorrow night, one the night after that, the night after that, and the day after that is closing. We’re down to the wire, and it’s Wednesday; I think you know what to do.